Archive for Doctor Communication

Women Who Know Their Place

This story was sent to me by my friend Debi.  It’s not a story about the healthcare system, but it most certainly teaches us a lesson that we can apply: Barbara Walters, of Television’s 20/20, did a story on gender roles in Kabul , Afghanistan several years before the Afghan conflict. She noted that women […]

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Doctors “Fire” Patients – and Patients Respond

Many of you, my readers, have had complaints about the healthcare system, including the relationship you have (or don’t have) with a doctor. And I hear you — I’ve had bad experiences with some doctors, too. But that begs the question — do doctors have complaints about patients, too? Of course they do!  I asked, […]

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Hospital Gets a Plus, Communication a Minus

It’s been awhile since I posted — but you’ll understand why. My father suffered a mild heart attack a few days ago, and (thanks for asking) is doing as well as can be expected. In his 80+ years, he has never had any indication he had a problem with his heart!  A variety of other […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Healthcare Quality, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Surgery

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Electronic Medical Records and Privacy – Oil and Water

I’ve written many times before about electronic medical records, personal health records and privacy.  They can’t effectively be used in the same sentence unless you bring up oil and water, too.  They just don’t mix. An incident right here in my office spawned this post.  Twice in the past week, a stranger’s medical records have […]

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