Aug 29, Matthew Ellman and Julie Rosenbaum
Some say that doctors should “stay in their lane” when it comes to the 2nd Amendment rights. However, advocates on both sides of the debate agree that firearms should be kept out of the hands of those who might be a danger to themselves or others. By developing a way to assess patients for safe firearm ownership, physicians can help address this alarming public health challenge.
Aug 28, Mike Magee
It is now well established that Americans, in large majorities, favor universal health coverage. How we get there is another matter altogether. Extending coverage and access to this highly variable and markedly inequitable system may improve the lives of some, at the margins. But to truly make a difference in our nation’s health, productivity, and create healthy Americans, true reform with a focus on cost efficiency and true health planning will be required.
Aug 27, Hans Duvefelt
When you get right down to it, health care providers today are too often viewed by others and increasingly by themselves as interchangeable. But this mentality doesn’t take into account how physicians have roles to fill in the stories of diseases and transitions in their patients’ lives. That role requires presence, power, and warmth—pillars of charisma that can and should be cultivated in the clinic.