Late last year, ONCOLOGY hosted a writing contest on Cancer Network, in which we asked our readers to share their personal experiences with delivering bad news. Dr. Trevor Bayliss submitted a piece about his experience as a young patient, and how that influenced his decision to become an oncologist.
Words are less important than actions.
It is an exciting time for science, but lest we forget, those of us who provide direct patient care are also charged with practicing the art of medicine.
A recent study examined the influence of social interactions between cancer patients during chemotherapy sessions, finding that patients who spent time with other patients who died within 5 years had an increased risk of dying within 5 years themselves. Pardon me for being underwhelmed.
Patient referrals can improve your work atmosphere as well as your bottom line. Here are some tips for gaining patient referrals.
Organizing the radiology report.
A financial expert explains how a physicians financial planning is often different from that of the average American due to complexity and a compressed timeline.
Practices might be inclined to take on a legal issue on its own. Here are a few situations when they should hire a lawyer instead.
Both doctors and patients will benefit when exam room conversations go beyond the usual discourse.
Your personality and style shouldn't be the overwhelming consideration when choosing a successor to run your practice.