Honesty is the best policy

I read an article in Reuters this past week that basically boils down to patient education.  The article cited a study where patients were asked to rate their doctor and the quality of care that was received. They found that when a doctor takes the time to explain side effects and complications to patients they […]

Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services

I attended a workshop this morning called CLAS, or Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services.  It focused on providing culturally competent health care especially to minority populations.  The main speaker, Josepha Campinha-Bacote, covered a variety of ways that cultural differences affect care. Let me tell you some of the things that stuck with me the most […]