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Should Physicians mind their “Webside Manners”?

The traditional physician-patient interaction in the clinical setting is governed by a set of attributes, behaviour or communication skills called "bedside manners". Studies have shown that bedside manners ultimately affect delivery of care. The entry of information technology into actual patient-physician interaction clearly changes too the clinical setting. Perhaps this is an opportune moment for examining how effective a physician's manners are in the light of information technology or maybe, we need to expand our concept of manners.

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With much gratitude, I accepted the invitation to host this Saturday’s #HealthXPh tweetchat. Our tweetchat this Saturday will be

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Burnout and Stress in Medical Students

Most medical students start medical school armed with passion and idealism to become instruments of healing. This idealism can be defined as the pursuit of better quality of life and alleviation of suffering for all humankind [1]. Medical students aspire to provide health care service …

The Face of Bipolar

“Maganda ka naman.” (You’re pretty) This is the response I got from an HMO representative. I asked her if she

The Concept of Return of Service

Recognizing the importance of and the challenges with health human resource, Academic Institutions perhaps due to the suggestions and

How should healthcare professionals respond to a medically related social media posting?

Negative comments or publicity has always been one of the major reasons why healthcare professionals don't like social media. Receiving a negative publicity take toll on the HCPs personal and professional life.So the real questions boils down to, how do we (patients/ HCPs) handle a negative social media comment or publicity?

Building a Culture of Accountability

In a recent Patient Safety Conference I was privileged to attend and speak the main theme was Building a

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 Matthew S. Katz MD; Disease-specific hashtags for online communication about cancer care. 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting publication
Ethical Considerations of using Social Media in Healthcare Research

Social media is a potentially rich avenue for healthcare research. It also poses new ethical dilemmas. Health care research in this relatively new public space may require new ethical guidelines to achieve this potentials. Join #HealthXPh chat this Saturday January 21, 2017 9:00 PM Manila time as we discuss these ethical issues in conducting healthcare research on social media

Some issues and problems of the nursing profession

It is the nurses who spend the most time with patients in the hospital. Therefore if good patient care

Should Physicians mind their “Webside Manners”?

The traditional physician-patient interaction in the clinical setting is governed by a set of attributes, behaviour or communication skills called "bedside manners". Studies have shown that bedside manners ultimately affect delivery of care. The entry of information technology into actual patient-physician interaction clearly changes too the clinical setting. Perhaps this is an opportune moment for examining how effective a physician's manners are in the light of information technology or maybe, we need to expand our concept of manners.

Politics and healthcare

With much gratitude, I accepted the invitation to host this Saturday’s #HealthXPh tweetchat. Our tweetchat this Saturday will be

Burnout and Stress in Medical Students

Most medical students start medical school armed with passion and idealism to become instruments of healing. This idealism can