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Video Messages Clarify Patients' Wishes for Critical Versus End-of-Life Care

Adding a patient-created video testimonial to a living will or "POLST" form can help to prevent errors of interpretation regarding the choice between life-sustaining treatment or allowing natural death in critically ill patients, according to a...
16-Feb-2017 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

After Joint Replacement Surgery, Smokers at Increased Risk of Reoperation for Infection

For patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement, smoking is associated with an increased risk of infectious (septic) complications requiring repeat surgery, reports a study in the February 15 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The...
15-Feb-2017 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Moral Distress in Health Care—Special Report Outlines Strategies to Increase Moral Resilience

Nurses in all roles and specialties face complex ethical situations that challenge their values, giving rise to moral distress. New approaches to overcoming the challenges of moral distress by increasing moral resilience are presented in a...
14-Feb-2017 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Preventing Hospital-Related Deaths Due to Medical Errors – 'We Can and Must Do Better'

How many patients die in the hospital as a result of preventable medical errors? While debate continues over estimates based on flawed data, the US healthcare system can and must implement effective strategies to reduce adverse events and deaths,...
13-Feb-2017 11:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Supportive Leadership Linked to Lower Absenteeism/Presenteeism

More supportive leadership behaviors (SLB) in the workplace are associated with lower productivity losses due to absenteeism and presenteeism, reports a study in the February Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication...
13-Feb-2017 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Now Published by Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, is pleased to announce a new, long-term publishing partnership with the The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons® (ABJS). Beginning...
8-Feb-2017 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Who Is Appropriately Qualified to Perform Cosmetic Surgery? 'Confusing Jargon' Contributes to Misperceptions

Do you know what makes a "plastic surgeon" different from a "cosmetic surgeon"? If you're considering surgery to improve your appearance, the answer has important implications for choosing an appropriately qualified physician, according to a report...
6-Feb-2017 10:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Body Dysmorphic Disorder May Be Under-Diagnosed in Patients Seeking Cosmetic Procedures

Plastic surgeons and other cosmetic professionals are familiar with the challenges posed by patients with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) seeking cosmetic procedures, reports a survey study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive...
6-Feb-2017 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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