Category Archives: Physicians

Institue of Medicine Report on Nursing and Healthcare Leadership Highlighted in New York Times Article

Pauline Chen, MD, a contributor to the New York Times Well blog, has published an article in yesterday’s New York Times highlighting a recent report from the Institute of Medicine that promotes the idea that nurses should be included in the current debate of healthcare reform as leaders in the movement towards healthcare reform.  I…

West Texas Nurses to Face Trial

via the New York Times: It occurred to Anne Mitchell as she was writing the letter that she might lose her job, which is why she chose not to sign it. But it was beyond her conception that she would be indicted and threatened with 10 years in prison for doing what she knew a…

Mayo Clinic and the problems with primary care

This blog is primarily aimed at nurses in Texas, but if there are elements of the national health-care debate that pop up, I want to highlight those issues, too.  This post, on The New Republic’s The Treatment blog, presents one of the biggest problems in health-care – that low reimbursement rates for primary care ,…

Playing hide the bullet – will there be action against this physician’s license? Probably not – but if it was a nurse? You betcha!

In her blog, Nursing Law & Order, LaTonia Denise Wright posed an interesting question related to a case out of Tampa, Florida where a trauma surgeon took a bullet out of a patient (who was shot by police, no less!) and kept it as a souvenir.  The question she posed is what would happen if…