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Two doctors standing togetherAnd four more news items for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and CRNAs to peruse this week.


    • Becker’s Hospital Review shares news of an article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology by author Malcolm Gladwell, who suggests medical students attend art school to build their empathy and observational skills. Gladwell’s conclusion is based on a study for which three dozen first-year medical students were arbitrarily selected. The students took part in several observation sessions. Researchers found that those who attended the gatherings showed substantial improvements.



    • An op-ed piece published by Medscape asks the question, “Should Doctors Hug Their Patients?” It’s a subject with which many a physician has grappled. Some feel hugging a patient is appropriate depending on the situation, while other clinicians believe it is an unwarranted gesture and runs the risk of making a patient uncomfortable. The article contains insights (and an answer, too).


  • HealthLeaders Media puts the spotlight on a new toolkit for physician assistants (PAs) to help them advocate for EHR (electronic health record) systems that meet their individual practice requirements. Released by the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the toolkit allows PAs to practice at the top of their license and safeguard optimal patient safety standards.

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