As I search for a word to describe the workings of our contemporary healthcare system, “devolution” comes to mind. Yes, the system has evolved dramatically. We now enjoy instant communication at our fingertips in real time. We can peer into the human body with modern imaging technology at much higher resolution than ever before. Our surgical techniques are state-of-the-art. But somehow we have lost something of our humanity in the process. more»
Interested readers can peruse my latest JAAPA Musings blog post, newly published in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.