Medical Professionals and the Organization of Knowledge

Medical Professionals and the Organization of Knowledge

“Medical Professionals and Their Work” conveys how medical people shape and organize the knowledge, perception, and experience of illness, as well as the substance of illness behavior, its management, and treatment. It is now well established that the unique symbolic equipment of the human animal is intimately connected with the functioning of the body. Freidson […]

NACO & Phony Ngos in India (Correspondence) (National AIDS Control Organization) (Nongovernmental Organizations)

NACO & Phony Ngos in India (Correspondence) (National AIDS Control Organization) (Nongovernmental Organizations)

Sir, The content of the letter by Pace and Bagasra (1) is a repeat of their letter in Nature Medicine, which they did not cite–both lapses are unfair in science journalism (2). They stated that the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) has already “dismissed nearly 350 [phony] NGOs,” but then superciliously admonish that “NACO must […]

The Information-Seeking Behavior of Clinical Staff in a Large Health Care Organization (Brief Communications) (Report)

The Information-Seeking Behavior of Clinical Staff in a Large Health Care Organization (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Internet-based tools are easily accessible and can assist busy health professionals who cannot be expected to know the answer to every clinical question [1]. Some variability appears to exist in how Internet-based resources are used by different groups of health professionals [2].

Organization in Intensive Care Units During Extraordinary Situations/Olagandisi Durumlarda Yogun Bakim Organizasyonu: Uzman Onerileri (Report)

Organization in Intensive Care Units During Extraordinary Situations/Olagandisi Durumlarda Yogun Bakim Organizasyonu: Uzman Onerileri (Report)

Giris Yasamin olagan akisini bozan ve karsi konulmadiginda afet veya felakete neden olan durumlar her gecen gun yeni bir bicimi ile karsimiza cikmaktadir. Klasik bilgiler isigi altinda afet potansiyelleri makro, mikro ve normo yasamdan kaynaklanirlar (1). Normo yasam kaynakli afet potansiyelleri doga ve insan kaynakli afet potansiyelleri olmak uzere iki farkli bolumde incelenir. Insan kaynakli […]

What is the Drug Information Association? (ORGANIZATION Profile) (Organization Overview)

What is the Drug Information Association? (ORGANIZATION Profile) (Organization Overview)

Among the various professional associations a medical writer might consider joining in addition to AMWA, the Drug Information Association (DIA) stands out as an organization that can provide opportunities for education and building professional relationships with industry experts worldwide in a multitude of fields related to drug and medical device development. Founded in 1964 and […]

One Year As Chief Medical Officer: Challenges Encountered and Lessons Learned (Careers) (Organization Overview)

One Year As Chief Medical Officer: Challenges Encountered and Lessons Learned (Careers) (Organization Overview)

Two years ago I was mid-career in my mid-40S as department chair at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. I had been with Mayo since residency training and was reasonably confident in my leadership skills. I had been an associate residency director, chaired multiple important institutional committees and had attended the various leadership courses Mayo had […]

Raymond's Paragraph System: An Alternative Format for the Organization of Gross Pathology Reports and Its Implementation in an Academic Teaching Hospital (Report)

Raymond’s Paragraph System: An Alternative Format for the Organization of Gross Pathology Reports and Its Implementation in an Academic Teaching Hospital (Report)

In July 2005, A. Kevin Raymond, MD, was a guest speaker at the orientation of the new pathology residents at The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Tex. The topic of the lecture was “The Paragraph System,” a gross pathology dictation system that he had developed and successfully used at his own institution, the M. D. Anderson Cancer […]