Professional and Personal Identity in the Medical Profession

Professional self-identity can be defined as the degree to which an individual identifies with his or her professional group.1A current medical student, King Pascual, recently published an article in which he warns of an existential trap that members of the medical community are at risk of falling into: letting the medical profession and their title [...]

By | November 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Impact of Smartphone Use in Healthcare Settings

  The total share of Americans who own a smartphone is now 77%, up almost 42% since the year 2011.1Smartphones have infiltrated our lives not only at home, but also at work. Smartphones in all work settings can present both opportunities and challenges. However, in the healthcare setting smartphones can become particularly dangerous due to [...]

By | November 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Minorities: Double Whammy for Life-Threatening Birth Complications

Racial and ethnic minority women have a significantly higher risk of severe maternal morbidity compared with non-Hispanic white women, and the difference is especially pronounced among women with multiple chronic comorbidities, a new analysis shows. Click here for full article

By | November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Exploring the Distinctions Between Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

The mounting concern of physician shortages in the United States is placing new and increased demands on the healthcare system. In an effort to combat this issue, states have lessened the requirements for physician oversight in regard to nurse practitioners and physician assistants.1,2These health professionals have thus taken on more responsibility serving the primary and [...]

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C-Sections Double Since 2000: Rich Too Many, Poor Too Few

Cesarean section (C-section) births almost doubled between 2000 and 2015 globally, with those in many middle- and high-income settings having the procedure too often, while women in low-income countries often don't have access to this method of birth even when it's needed. Click here for full article

By | November 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments