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Paul Kalanithi Reader: January 2016’s Great Reads, And Why

This month I focus exclusively on writings by and about the writer-neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi, who died last year at age 37. I didn’t know him, and I only met his wife briefly years ago. So this isn’t personal or coyly promotional. It’s just admiration and awe for a life, the small oeuvre of a gifted writer, [...]

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Burnout

When you hear the same comment from two very different places/people in a short space of time, you need to take it seriously. First, a friend/colleague at Brown said she loved the book, couldn’t put it down, but felt it didn’t paint a very optimistic portrait of medicine since “so many of the characters left [...]

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Public Medical Communication: 12 Tips for Success

Public Medical Communication is effective, interactive, and engaging communication between health professionals and the public. It can take many forms from tweets to op-ed articles to blogs to essays in medical journals. In an era that the internet guru Clay Shirky has described as being defined by a “new communications ecosystem”, Public Medical Communication or [...]

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