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A Fighting Chance: How Acute Care Training Is Failing Patients With Chronic Disease

Watching the decline of two patients with kidney failure-one healthier and one frail-a doctor questions how well acute care medical training serves those with chronic disease.

Dena E. Rifkin

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Down The Rabbit Hole: A Chronic Pain Sufferer Navigates The Maze Of Opioid Use

A woman living with chronic pain tries to manage her condition while maneuvering through the maze of opioid medications.

Janice Lynch Schuster

‘Nothing Is Broken’: For An Injured Doctor, Quality-Focused Care Misses The Mark

When a physician winds up in the emergency department, providers put quality metrics and testing before her actual needs.

Charlotte Yeh

‘I Don’t Want Jenny To Think I’m Abandoning Her’: Views On Overtreatment

A palliative care physician helps a cancer patient cope with her coming death, while her oncologist struggles to give up treatment.

Diane E. Meier

Lost In Translation: To Our Chinese Patient, Alzheimer’s Meant ‘Crazy And Catatonic’

When cultural perceptions get in the way, a Chinese geriatrician and his colleagues find a way to care for a patient newly diagnosed with dementia.

XinQi Dong


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