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RWJF Health & Society Scholar Jooyoung Lee advocates home-based mental health care for gunshot victims to recover from the lingering effects of their injuries.
On the RWJF Human Capital Blog
Americans’ life expectancy is increasing more quickly than official government forecasts, RWJF Health & Society Scholar Samir Soneji finds.
January 15, 2013 | Journal Article
With the widespread adoption of online networking and social media, doctors are expected to uphold high standards of online professionalism.
June 13, 2012 | Journal Article
Contrary to researchers' expectations, in a homogeneous group of select mid-career academic physicians, men earned $12,000 more in salary than their female peers.
March 21, 2012 | Journal Article
Online professionalism will be important to address and discipline as the role of the Internet increases in society. This research letter examines the oversight by licensing authorities for physician uses of the Internet and disciplinary consequences for violations.
Patient, Resident Physician, and Visit Factors Associated with Documentation of Sexual History in the Outpatient Setting
August 1, 2011 | Journal Article
This study examines the inclusion of sexual history in health care maintenance visits at two urban university outpatient clinics. While an accurate sexual history is an important component to patient health, little is known about whether sexual histories are systematically undertaken in an outpatient setting.
April 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Many physicians confronting declining reimbursement from insurers have invested in ambulatory surgery centers, where they perform outpatient surgical and diagnostic procedures.
December 1, 2003 | Journal Article
Poor training in pediatric palliative care contributes to care that is often fragmented and may neglect the physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the child and family.
March 30, 2010 | Journal Article
The decline in generalist physician inpatient encounters over the past quarter century is often attributed to the rise of hospitalists, but the data suggest reduced hospital stays relative to the size of the generalist physician workforce is the cause.
December 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article presents qualitative findings from the first study of how physicians respond when patients raise the issue of prayer. The study recruited pediatric physicians from thirteen hospitals on U.S. News and World Report?s ?honor roll.?
January 28, 2009 | Journal Article
This article addresses the absence of formal assessment of physician fluency in foreign languages, particularly Spanish. Since physicians often speak with patients using second-language skills rather than via a professional interpreter, health care facilities need stronger standards regarding physician foreign language skills.
September 1, 2008 | Journal Article
This article explores how physicians of African descent view race in health care workplaces, and the extent race-related conversations take place in these contexts.