Browsing: Editorial

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Recognizing Compassion Fatigue: Seeing Past the Present She was constantly in the emergency department for alcohol and drug intoxication. Staff dreaded her because she was usually inebriated and aski
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Letter from the Editor Some days I feel like quitting. I always imagine it happening in the same way. It will be the end of an exhausting 12-hour overnight shift. I will have just been yelled at by a
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Making the Most of National Conferences Generally, the association that medical students make with conferences is research. However, I'm here to tell you that attending an emergency medicine conferen
A Personal Story of Burnout Up until this past week, I thought I had a good handle on burnout. I thought I had figured it out. At some point during the past year, during a string of overnight shifts
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Letter from the Editor I see my mail carrier about once a week. She usually arrives around 11 am, sometimes later. If I am home, I will wave from the kitchen, occasionally running out with something
Stillness in the Chaos “I understand this is a very difficult decision to make at this moment ma'am. I have to ask you, though – would your husband have wanted to be placed on a ventilator?” Even as
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It's Not News: Thoughts on Medical Errors We've all seen the articles in bold headlines, claiming medical errors are now the third largest cause of death. It's all the rage these days, since a new st
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How Becoming a Patient's Family Member Changed Me as a Doctor How on earth did patients and loved ones who have no formal training in health care or medicine manage to keep their composure when battl
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EndStep2CS, Gun Violence Research, GME Funding, and More EM Updates from the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting The American Medical Association (AMA) met in Chicago June 11-15 to discuss key issues pertaining
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Letter from the Editor I cried the first time I read general surgery resident Dr. Joshua Corso's Facebook post about his blood-stained shoes in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting. It went somethin