This JAMA editorial, Clarifying the Language of Clinician Distress, offers a look at the complexity of physician burnout. The piece suggests that rather than talking about burnout we need to more precisely describe the problem for what it is: Moral distress. Moral distress, according to the authors, occurs when a doctor believes they know the right thing to do ... Continue Reading about Moral Distress and Pet Theories of Burnout
With the emerging global public health crisis Facebook has initiated coordinated measures to control the spread of coronavirus misinformation. Below are select clips from Facebook’s recent press release, Keeping People Safe and Informed About the Coronavirus, detailing their initiative. Twitter has undertaken similar efforts to ensure that reliable health information ... Continue Reading about Facebook and Twitter Fight Coronavirus Misinformation
I’ve always believed that the technology sold to us by Silicon Valley is push, not pull. In other words, these gadgets are solutions looking for a problem — not the other way around. Like the gadgetry showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show, there’s stuff we don’t need but we’re told we can’t live without. But this look at the Consumer Electronics Show in ... Continue Reading about Consumer Electronics Show as a Reflection of our Misery
The Department of Justice’s criminal investigation of EHR vendor Practice Fusion showcases medical tech’s latest display of malfeasance. As part of a sweeping DOJ investigation Practice Fusion admits that it solicited and received kickbacks from a major opioid company in exchange for utilizing its EHR software to influence physician prescribing of opioid pain ... Continue Reading about Practice Fusion Kickback Scheme to Push Opioid Prescriptions
"You can sleep when you’re dead,” the surgery attending said to me in 1989 when I showed up from the call room a minute late for rounds. As funny as it sounds, I believed him. Surgery work-life balance has never been a thing. In fact, this mindset has been part of surgery’s (and medicine’s) hustle culture for years. Broken personal lives were sadly worn as a badge of ... Continue Reading about Surgery ￼Work-life Balance Reconsidered
When it comes to TikTok and health is it just for teaching and reaching teens? It looks that way. But don't count on it. Twitter was launched as a tool for ‘status updates’ — the idea was to tell the world when you were eating a ham sandwich. But that didn’t last long. We figured out that it was really good for sharing links and valuable information. The ... Continue Reading about TikTok and Health — How Will it Be Used?