As more patients wish to text their physicians, knotty questions about patient privacy and patient-clinician relationship boundaries arise.
Repairing relationships with “difficult” patients is a moral responsibility. To do so, physicians need to begin by examining their own role in the conflict.
Burnout is common to every medical specialty. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics has guidance for physicians dealing with the stress of the profession.
Self-driving cars could one day make the roads much safer. For now, physicians have an obligation to protect patients and the public from impaired drivers.
Jargon-laden explanations impede patients’ decision-making and self-care. Evidence-based methods can help close the communication gap.