Category: Ethics

Responsibility for your own health

I was shocked to see that the NHS could ban surgery for the obese and smokers.  That’s socialized medicine.  You take a conglomerate group of people (the UK) on a limited budget for healthcare… and basically find the cheapest most cost-effective way to deliver healthcare.  But in a way, it’s empowering patients to take responsibility

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The physician anesthesiologist vs. CRNA debate

Why is this even a debate? It seems to me that the CRNA-led debate is financial… once you tease through all the fluff. So here’s some literature I found: Evidence-based review did NOT find nurse anesthetists’ care equal to that of physician anesthesiologists Unsupervised anesthesia care by a nurse anesthetist is a threat to patient

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The healthcare debate

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Here it is.  I didn’t want to opine, but it’s here and I can’t get away from the topic.  I see it at work.  I watch it at home.  It comes up in discussions…  so in order to make it stop, I’m going to give you an idea of what I see and what I

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Oppose AB 72 #politics #healthcare #anesthesia

Subject: I’m strongly “Opposed” to AB 72 (Bonta). As a physician anesthesiologist, I routinely treat patients during life’s most difficult and uncertain moments, often in life-sustaining surgeries. I agree that patients should not be surprised by out-of-network charges that can arise during these difficult times. However, AB 72 (Bonta) shifts the onus of arranging for

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Not everything is taught in med school

I came across this excerpt from Atul Gawande while browsing the TED articles. What doctors don’t learn about death and dying It made me realize that only the basic factoids for a foundation in medicine are taught in medical school.  The article should open the eyes of my peers; it is ok to accept and understand

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