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Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to ACP Internist coverage of issues surround the time spent with patients, ICD-10 coding changes, and physician burnout.
1 Mar 2015

Incentives research must balance carrots and sticks

This issue covers topics such as offering incentives to help patients change their lifestyles, treating depression and its extensive influence on overall health, and new modalities for treating allergies.
1 May 2016

Internist searches for answers when test results go missing

An internist is surprised by a patient's previous blood work, which shows a dramatic rise in PSA levels. There is no evidence in the medical record that the patient was informed of, or that the internist acted upon, the prior abnormal PSA result. However, the internist is certain she never saw it. What should she do next?.
1 Apr 2009

Osler, expertise, and phronesis personified

From residency onward throughout a physician's career, becoming a diagnostician requires the ability to distinguish important clues or details from those that are not as pertinent to the situation at hand, a slowly developed skill that ultimately is recognized as an “expertise.”
1 Oct 2019

Obama appoints ACP Fellow to new commission

Daniel Sulmasy, FACP, has been appointed to President Obama's Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Dr. Sulmasy holds the Kilbride-Clinton Chair in Medicine and Ethics in the Department of Medicine and Divinity School at the University of Chicago and is associate director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. He is a former member of the ACP Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee.
13 Apr 2010

Look for reasons if patients refuse advice

Refusal can be frustrating for physicians, who likely see their medical advice as contributing toward healing and improving quality of life. But patients reserve the right to make informed decisions about their care, even if these decisions run counter to what's been recommended.
1 Feb 2014

Internists must navigate multiple worlds during the pandemic

Addressing the COVID-19 pandemic has cast a bright light on the value of the internist's comprehensive case management skills, among them symptom identification, accurate diagnosis, and disease management.
1 Oct 2020

Survey finds some patients hate pills more than others

Physicians prescribing and talking to patients about medication should keep in mind their patients' disdain for taking pills and the lengths they will go to not have to take them.
1 May 2015

New ACP toolkit offers resources on delivering patient-centered end-of-life care

The toolkit is exclusive to ACP members and requires a login for access.
18 Jun 2019

Son's plea to prolong life at any cost sparks ethical quandary

Physicians aren't obligated to provide end-of-life care that is ineffective or harmful, by Lachlan Forrow, FACP.
1 Sep 2008

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