Monthly Archives: February 2012

Who Deserves a Heart Transplant?

Who Deserves a Heart Transplant?

In Israel, a New Approach to Organ Donation by Danielle Ofri New York Times One of the most agonizing spots in medicine is the “transplant list.” When I’ve referred patients for organ transplant—heart, liver, kidney—it is the start of an anguished wait. The clock ticks for my patient as we watch her clinical status decline,…

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Doctors’ Suicide

Doctors’ Suicide

What happens it's the doctor who commits suicide? Sadly, physicians--as a group--have a higher suicide rate than other professionals. Here's the story of one doctor and the effects of his death on his student.

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Music Teachers for Doctors?

Music Teachers for Doctors?

What if every doctor learned from a music teacher? Could a "coach" bring back the intellectual vibrancy from medical-school days for one doctor, the way a music teacher inspires constant growth?

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