NPR Social stigma makes the opioid crisis hard to confront (7min) There are many reasons why the opioid crisis is so hard to confront. One of them is social stigma. It often extends beyond users themselves, to their families. People see addiction as a moral weakness, and by extension, the moral weakness of their families.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoNovember 1, 2018Topics: / / Keywords: / / /
Washington-Post When drinking ruins your liver - should you qualify for a transplant? When patients develop alcohol liver disease, they are often forced to wait 6 months to prove they can abstain from alcohol before they will be considered for a transplant. Is that a fair amount of time? Is that a fair practice at all?
Contributor: Francesca CiminoOctober 3, 2018Topics: / / / / Keywords: / / /
New York Times Injecting Drugs can ruin a heart - how many second chances should a user get? A life-threatening heart infection afflicts a growing number of people who inject opioids or meth. Costly surgery can fix it, but the addiction often goes unaddressed.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoOctober 3, 2018Topics: / / / / Keywords: / / / /
The suffering of medical student a research study looking at how medical students perceive human suffering....and how they perceive their own suffering.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoJuly 30, 2018Topics: / Keywords: / / / /
slate_facebook_icon Medical charts may be biased a quick article about how subtle differences in descriptions may convey bias from one provider to another.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoJuly 12, 2018Topics: / / / /
jama-icon The Art of Constructive worrying Aiming for perfection generates a toxic by-product: we avoid admitting mistakes. Working toward a different culture is probably the answer.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoJune 15, 2018Topics: / / / Keywords: / /
Washington-Post Is it time for different questions? a report on what REALLY matters about caring for patients.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoMay 7, 2018Topics: / / / / /
cnn What happens when a patient says, "Doc, help me die." Mercy, compassion - does this fade at the end of life? Does ending a life conflict with our values as physicians? Read for one physician's perspective.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoApril 2, 2018Topics: / / / / / / Keywords: / / / /
medium_logo_detail The first time I hated a patient a raw reflection on internal and external conflict in medicine
Contributor: Francesca CiminoApril 2, 2018Topics: / / / / / / Keywords: / /