BBC explores COVID
Contributor: Francesca CiminoDecember 28, 2020Topics: Keywords: /
Washington-Post Say her name: Dr. Susan Moore Op ed about the life and death of Dr. Susan Moore, a black family physician who died of COVID in December, after recording a post relating her racist treatment while a patient.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoDecember 28, 2020Topics: / Keywords: / /
Washington-Post PPE-clad doctor comforts lonely elderly covid 19 patient The doctor's new role: family member, hug, hand...heartbreaking photo shows PPE-clad doctor comforting lonely, elderly covid-19 patient
Contributor: Francesca CiminoDecember 28, 2020Topics: / / Keywords: / /
nejm_logo1a Reentry This is a NEJM perspective piece written by a palliative care doctor in NYC in light of the COVID pandemic. A snippet: "From March to June 2020, I led a palliative care team embedded in our hospital’s Covid ICU. We spoke to countless families over the phone and by Zoom calls to tell them their loved ones were critically ill, getting sicker, and eventually, dying. When the prognosis seemed dire, we recommended transitioning to comfort-focused care. And in patients’ final hours and days, we held iPads at their bedsides so that family members around the world could say goodbye."
Contributor: Francesca CiminoDecember 22, 2020Topics: / / / Keywords: / /
Washington-Post As they rush to save lives, health care workers are updating their own wills and funeral plans The coronavirus crisis has forced those at the front lines of treatment to confront their own mortality. This article highlights a former Navy ER physician.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoDecember 18, 2020Topics: Keywords: / /
new-york-times-logo-270x270 ‘I Couldn’t Do Anything’: The Virus and an E.R. Doctor’s Suicide Dr. Breen was unflappable - until she faced a new enemy.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoDecember 18, 2020Topics: Keywords: /
thriving-in-scrubs Thriving in Scrubs: How Much Time Do I Have, Doctor? Fictional accounts of medical encounters often feature the conversation when a patient asks their doctor to predict the outcome of their disease. Doctors in real life have to answer these questions, too, but without the benefit of a pre-written script. Thinking about prognostication means trying to answer difficult questions, but more importantly trying to get to the heart of what the patient may really be wondering. It’s about trying to connect with the heart of what patients need in times of uncertainty about their health. It’s also about understanding how these conversations affect us doctors as people who struggle with some of the same questions ourselves.
Contributor: Adam SapersteinOctober 30, 2019Topics: / / / / / / Keywords: /
WSJ-Logo wall street Preparing for a good end of life The best way to achieve a peaceful death is by planning ahead and enlisting the help of loved ones.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoFebruary 11, 2019Topics: Keywords: / /
New York Times Helping patients face death, she fought to live A palliative care doctor, faced with extensive metastatic cancer, grappled with what she recommended for patients and what she wanted for herself - which was treatment and cure, at all cost.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoDecember 5, 2018Topics: / / / Keywords: / / / /
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