Winter 2012

Winter 2012 (Volume 15, Issue 1)

Fifty-two percent of successful malpractice claims are related to outpatient events, with most involving major injury or death. Furthermore, 40% of al…  
 
Chronic pain is the most frequent cause of suffering and disability and is the number one reason patients seek out medical attention. Despite the atte…
 
After a decade as a full-time staff dentist within a county jail system, I have treated thousands of inmates with acute and chronic dental problems. T…
 
What follows is a real-life patient care dilemma that illustrates the major ethical principles that have been highlighted in this column. The circumst…
 
I can’t decide if I should put the dress in Goodwill. It’s a lovely sparkly deep purple, given to me on my very first Mother’s Day. Things have shifte…
 

Legal and Legislative Updates

Notification of a licensure complaint has always been at the top of the list of fears of most health care providers. Nowadays, in the world of instant…