Beyond burnout

The issue of clinician burnout may be taken to another level, that of moral injury, defined as an inability to provide high-quality care and healing in the context of healthcare delivery. more»

Read more in my latest entry on the Musings blog of the JAAPA Editorial Board here.

JAAPA is the official publication of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

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The patient-centered medical home (ain’t what it used to be)

Advocates of the patient-centered medical home tout the desirability of having all of this information in a central repository, readily accessible, complete. Supposedly, such a system will drastically reduce duplication of services, reduce the likelihood of medical error, and subsequently cut the cost of medical care. Conceptually, it all sounds so good—too good, as the adage goes, to be true. more»

Read more in my latest entry on the Musings blog of the JAAPA Editorial Board here.

JAAPA is the official publication of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Milestones

Be they birthdays, graduation days, or anniversaries, we tend to mark our lives by milestones, those significant dates and times that help to define who we are and give meaning to our existence. more»

Throughout 2017 Physician Assistants have been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the profession.

Interested readers can peruse my latest entry on milestones at the Musings blog of the JAAPA Editorial Board here.

JAAPA is the official publication of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Digital media use: Updated guidelines for busy clinicians

If you’ve got a moment to spare in your typical 24/7 online presence, consider perusing Licata and Baker’s timely JAAPA article “Updated guidelines on digital media use by children.” (Disclosure: It’s only available online, so access is limited through your digital smartphone, electronic tablet, notebook, laptop, or desktop device.) more»

Licata and Baker provide the busy clinician with an overview of the American Academy of Pediatrics updated guidelines for counseling parents and children on the judicious use of electronic devices.

Read more about these updated guidelines in my latest entry on the Musings blog of the JAAPA Editorial Board here.

JAAPA is the official publication of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

The GMENAC report and the PA profession

The GMENAC was convened in 1976 to forecast the supply and demand for physicians nationwide in 1990 and 2000. Despite the use of sophisticated analytic models, predicted trends ultimately missed the mark in breadth and scope. more»

Read more about the GMENAC report and its influence on the Physician Assistant profession in my latest entry on the Musings blog of the JAAPA editorial board here.

JAAPA is the official publication of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Physician assistants and nurse practitioners in outpatient surgical settings

In the May issue of JAAPA, Salibian and colleagues present an independent research study that examines the use of PAs and NPs in outpatient surgical subspecialty settings. more»

Readers can now access my latest musing — PAs and NPs in outpatient surgical offices — at the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants Editorial Board blog.

JAAPA is the official publication of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Best of times, worst of times

Back in 1983 during my time in graduate school, I took a course titled Community Psychology. Admittedly, I remember little from it; but one concept has stuck with me over the decades of my subsequent career: there are always resources available in the community; you merely need to seek them out. more»

Interested readers can now peruse my latest Musings blogContemporary medical practice: The best of times, the worst of times — at the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA) website.

JAAPA is the official publication of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.