Reflecting on the physician’s social contract

“55-year-old man with history of laryngeal carcinoma, status-post radiation therapy, laryngectomy, bilateral neck dissection, with metastases to the lung, status post thoracotomy, currently undergoing chemotherapy who is being admitted for a for first-time seizure. Patient is a transfer from Riker’s Island.” Prisoners are a common occurrence in Bellevue Hospital. This, however, was my first prisoner-patient. The hyphenation both as I write this now and as it formed as a concept in my mindset off a series of internal dialogues and periods of self-reflection regarding the rights of patients, physicians, and if these rights were ever inalienable or rather earned privileges that could be lost under certain circumstances. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Physician Primary care Source Type: blogs