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Thomas Hennessy, Jr., selected May 12th to be our international awareness day back in 1992. He knew that May 12th had also been the birthday of Florence Nightingale. She was the English army nurse who helped to found the Red Cross as well as the first school of nursing in the world.
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Insights into doctors' learning - and opportunities to learn

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by MeSci, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    I thought this was a very interesting article in the NEJM on how doctors learn - and can learn - in the course of their work, and with their students.

    I hope that such doctors have a healthy scepticism about the sites they consult. I understand that UptoDate.com can leave something to be desired, for example.

    Things that spring to mind are:
    • It confirms that/how scientifically-literate - and even just reasonably-intelligent - patients, carers, etc. can be more knowledgeable than (their) doctors, as they too can use such sites (as do many of us).
    • Available info often fails to include crucial things which doctors and patients need to know
    • I think there was something else but I've forgotten!
     
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