The medical community and the world at large are looking at how physician-assisted suicide has played out in Washington, Oregon and Montana. Are these states a bellwether or a death knell for legalizing the issue elsewhere? And how should physicians respond when presented with such requests from their patients?.
1 Jul 2010
With recording technology becoming ubiquitous, more patients are recording their encounters with physicians, sometimes without their knowledge.
1 Apr 2018
Philip Masters, MD, FACP, continues his monthly column at KevinMD.
19 Jun 2018
The position paper examines the professional duties and principles that should guide the response of colleagues and the profession.
4 Jun 2019
Medical students are using electronic health records to virtually follow up on patients' outcomes. While it's meant as a way of improving care and learning, it can be interpreted as a violation of patient privacy.
1 Mar 2017
Researchers conducted five separate reviews looking for associations between meat consumption and outcomes, including mortality and cancer incidence, and produced a guideline based on their findings.
1 Oct 2019
A diagnosis of dementia brings up potential concerns that physicians can help patients and their caregivers explore in a neutral, nonjudgmental way.
1 May 2020
Internists seeking a career in hospital medicine should be engaged, make connections, and try new things in order to be successful.
1 Jul 2021
The guidelines from the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care focus on two main concepts: that palliative care is inclusive of all people with serious illness and that timely consideration of palliative care is the responsibility of all who care for the seriously ill, including primary care physicians, subspecialists, and hospitalists.
6 Nov 2018
Highlights include a series of videos featuring Faith T. Fitzgerald, MD, MACP, who has been honored and recognized for her diagnostic, patient care, and teaching skills.
13 Jun 2017