I’ve been reading a lot lately, and I have noticed a few things on the web that reek of revolution in medicine. Technology and policy always are being developed to better the healthcare industry, and right now there some excellent movements that inspire hope for our field.
Top Five stories of the last few weeks, in no specific order
Docs Talk – a blog about the environmental impact of healthcare (and the health impact of environment) at the David Suzuki Foundation
Psychotherapy reduces repeat ER trips – an explanation of how a Halifax hospital helps patients understand the emotional-physical connect, reducing the number of repeat visits they make to the Emergency Department for things like panic attacks; this could reduce overall wait times, and make visits for the aforementioned patients much more satisfying.
Presumed Consent for Organ Donation coming soon to India – a brief article in Indian Express explaining the potential for opt-out organ donation to alter the face of transplant medicine in a country with a sordid history of illegal organ harvesting and trade; the issue of framing organ donation in such a way is very exciting for me, and I’ll pursue it further in another blog post.
In medicine, less is often more. Check out my site & blog to learn more about this movement. It advocates for the 'right' amount of medicine, focusing on patient-centred, evidence-informed practice toward better care & a sustainable system.