Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Pho MD’

The Patient, the Most Important Part of the Medical Team

Monday, November 15, 2010 13:11 9 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
(A follow-up post to “When Doctors and Nurses Work Together.”)
Do you feel that patients are the most important part of the medical (health care team)?
In a recent post on Healthin30, “When Doctors and Nurses Work Together” I wrote about the team-based approach for caring and treating patients, and it addressed […]

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When Doctors and Nurses Work Together

Monday, November 1, 2010 11:11 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

From KevinMD’s medical blog, in a recent post, Kevin Pho, MD answers the question, “Is the doctor-patient relationship really more sacrosanct than the nurse-patient relationship?” posed by Theresa Brown from the Well Blog, The New York Times Health Blog.
The answer is “clearly no” writes Pho.
Physicians have the ultimate responsibility for […]

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Empowered Patient: Bring a Family Member or Friend with you to Your Doctor’s Appointment

Friday, September 10, 2010 9:07 5 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Should you bring a family member or friend with you when a patient has a doctor’s appointment?
That is a question explored on a recent post on KevinMD by guest blogger, Diana E. Lee, a chronic migraine patient who blogs at Somebody Heal Me.
“Most of the resources I’ve read about how […]

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Doctor-Patient Relationship: How Patients Can Help Enhance Communication

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 7:03 7 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

From Kevin Pho’s medical blog, KevinMD, a post archived from 2004, Pho talks about the struggles of communication between doctor and patient during the 15 minute office visit.
Pho sites a NY Times article that explains that more than two decades ago, research shows that patients were interrupted 18 seconds into […]

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Should Nurse Practitioners with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice be Called Doctors?

Thursday, May 27, 2010 10:43 83 Comments

Nurse Practitioners – Doctors?
[Original post is published on The Health Care Blog]
By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

My recent post on The Health Care Blog, “Nurse Practitioners – Doctors?”  addresses the issues surrounding nurse practitioners obtaining a doctorate degree.
I’d like to thank all those readers of The Health Care Blog (THCB) for their comments.  Thank […]

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