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NY Times Opinion: When hospital overcrowding becomes personal

A pretty insightful and interesting reflection on emergency departments in the states from a US surgeon as he looks back on his junior training years. The article is written in the context of a recent essay by another US surgeon and assistant Professor of Surgery at the prestigious University of California medical school. This surgeon’s …
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MJA Opposing views: Is it ethical to prescribe CAM that may lack an evidence base?

The MJA has posted two opposing views on this topic and MJAInsight has a commentary on the issue that you can view in the box below: [box=Alternative medicine debate erupts, Sophie McNamara]A FIERCE debate has ignited over the ethics of prescribing alternative therapies that may lack an evidence base. Writing in the “Opposing views” section …
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eMJA: Social media and the medical profession (Viewpoint)

The MJA has a published a viewpoint article discussing the growing risk of social media usage among doctors and medical students and emphasises the increaing need to maintain a professional online persona when using social media. Abstract Use of social media by doctors and medical students is common and growing. Although professional standards and codes …