Tag Archives: Doctors

Fury over male doctors ‘hating women’

It’s a question that has caused a fiery debate after Nikki Gemmell, a journalist for The Australian, explored the topic in an article for the publication. In the story, a female doctor said men choose either profession because “they hate women, and like to see them in pain”, sparking Gemmell to question, “Is it really… Read More »

The Business of Health Care Depends on Exploiting Doctors and Nurses – The New York Times

You are at your daughter’s recital and you get a call that your elderly patient’s son needs to talk to you urgently. A colleague has a family emergency and the hospital needs you to work a double shift. Your patient’s M.R.I. isn’t covered and the only option is for you to call the insurance company… Read More »

Brigham and Women’s finds doctors sleep more when hours are cut

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone — including physicians. In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) set a limit on first-year resident physician shifts of 16 or fewer continuous hours of work. This policy change was based primarily on the results of studies comparing outcomes for first-year residents who… Read More »