How Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute initiated a multidisciplinary program to reduce time-to-treatment for cancer patients newly diagnosed and accomplish a 33% reduction in that time.
Mikkael Sekeres MD“The time from a new diagnosis of cancer to starting treatment is a period of anxiety and distress for patients and their families.” What we did to make this better. Outstanding, from @aakonc, @BrianBolwellMD and our entire cancer program!
The media attention around a racist photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page sheds light on the larger problem of how racism affects medical care for African-Americans.
Mikkael Sekeres MD“If we just sort of make it all about Gov. Northam, that misses the point. Someone had to take that photo; someone had to put that into a yearbook....What does that mean for those patients, that there's this tacit acceptance of these attitudes about race?”
A compassionate care test: My homeless patient is now sober. Do we discharge him on this frigid night, freeing the bed for someone else, or keep him warm?
Mikkael Sekeres MD“Discharging Mr. Green means he will spend the night on the streets. How can I send him to endure the same brutal conditions I was so thankful to escape from?” From the front lines, @JBaruchMD describes this moral quandary with such compassion.
Listening to the experience of my roommate in the cancer ward was like a kind of sonar, an echo bouncing back to me from my own future path, hinting at what’s to come.
Mikkael Sekeres MD“No mind-set would have meaningfully muted the shock of my recurrence and the burden of having to tell my family that actually I’ve been in Stage 4 all along.” Very powerful via @nytimeswell
Cinder, a New Dating App From ASH!* - Editor's Corner, Perspectives - ASH Clinical News
Mikkael Sekeres MDMy latest essay [email protected]! A dating app for blood and marrow components:
Flushed? Feel warm all over? Heart racing? Light-headed? Loving me can be a total release.
How many clinically shaky fellows do we graduate into our profession every year? How many of us are aware of colleagues who are unskilled, but are reluctant to speak up about them?
Mikkael Sekeres MD“We do not have adequate tools to assess clinical competency. Physicians do a poor job of policing our own, in no small part because of a reluctance to identify and confront less competent physicians.” Thought provoking by @MattKalaycioMD