AIDS researchers in Zambia found that patients getting antiretrovirals tend to have higher rates of unplanned pregnancies. Reversing that trend could be as simple as providing more birth control options at clinics where patients get their ART.
When a patient is dying, it can be difficult to know what to say to them. Here are a few tips and approaches that I have gathered from experts that I hope will help you get through those hard conversations while continuing to provide the best possible care to your patient.
Being a good doctor is hard work, especially considering the current state of our health care system. Some doctors, however, are simply bad news. And because most doctors today have comparable education and credentials, bad doctors don’t exactly stick out like sore thumbs.