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Abraham Verghese: Dying Patients Benefit From Doctors’ Honest Communication, Compassion

Physicians caring for dying patients often miss the beauty and grandeur of death, said bestselling author and physician Abraham Verghese at the annual conference of the Association of Health Care Journalists in Santa Clara, Calif. Verghese, a Stanford University professor, highlighted the importance of bedside medicine and physical examination in an era of advanced technology. […]

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Find Out What Goes On Within Your Local Hospital

Online reporting was the focus last week at the annual Association of Health Care Journalists conference in Boston, where the Association announced its new database HospitalInspections.org– a service that makes federal hospital inspection reports easier to access. The Web site, funded by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, includes details about deficiencies cited during complaint inspections at American acute-care and […]

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