In disclosing difficult fertility-related news to patients, authenticity and empathy are critical, says Elliott Richards, MD.Read More
Chief Caregiver Officer weighs in on how healthcare organizations can support the physical, emotional and financial well-being of their employees.
Palliative medicine specialist Laura Shoemaker, DO, believes that it’s key for physicians to begin a difficult conversation by finding out what the patient knows about their condition. “Ask what they’ve been told and what their understanding of that is. Find out what’s most important to them.”
Pediatric oncologist Seth Rotz, MD, says that when he has difficult news to share with a patient and their family, “I feel obliged to tell them as soon as it’s safe to tell them.”
Akron General’s new chief nurse, Kelli Saucerman-Howard, DNP, RN, has led nursing teams across the U.S. Driven by purpose and passion, she aims to ensure optimal environments for nurses and patients.
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Operating rooms are ground zero for hospitals’ outsized environmental footprint, but Cleveland Clinic is confronting the problem head-on. Its Greening the OR program has yielded major reductions in OR energy use, waste and emissions.
Rebecca Starck, MD, President of Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital, says having a small team of trusted advisors can help leaders maneuver through impostor syndrome and more.
Ethical considerations attend decisions about disclosing a likely dementia diagnosis. They begin with patient autonomy – a core value of medicine.
With a varied clinical background that spans nearly two decades at Cleveland Clinic, Avon Hospital’s new chief nursing officer sees a future of excellence for his nursing team.
Lars Svensson, MD, PhD, Chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute, believes that leadership isn’t baked into DNA, but he has built his own guidelines that have stood the test of time.
A new Virtual Emergency Medicine Program instituted by Cleveland Clinic in its Northeast Ohio hospitals and medical clinics and in several area emergency medical systems is providing expedited care for lower-acuity patients, which helps in managing emergency department volumes and wait times.