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Maria Palma


Freelance writer, blogger, and marketing consultant.

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A Call For Change in Healthcare

More and more physicians and healthcare professionals are experiencing burnout. Hospitals are putting undue pressure by limiting doctor’s time with patients while increasing the nurse to ..
(December 24, 2014)
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Will Government Fines Improve Patient Safety?

Patient safety has been a growing concern for the medical community over the past several years. There have been many statistics published revealing that thousands of people each year are victims of ..
(December 24, 2014)
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Does Work-Life Balance Exist For Doctors?

If you’re a doctor, do you find yourself spending more time at work than other areas of your life? Are you a workaholic, but are seeking more work-life balance? In a recent poll conducted by ..
(December 18, 2014)
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In a Perfect Healthcare World

What can be done to bring the human touch back to health care? The health care industry has seen some dramatic changes in the past couple decades. With the rise of technology, everything has seemed ..
(November 18, 2014)
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Creating a Better System of Communication in Healthcare

One of the biggest challenges that the healthcare industry as a whole currently is faced with is creating a system of communication that is transparent and doesn't have so many barriers. It's been ..
(November 15, 2014)
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Ideas to Put Patients First

When you bring up the subject of health care in America, many people immediately think about the political aspect of it. “Obamacare” has become front and center in the dialogues of the ..
(October 16, 2014)
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Implications of Lower Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums

For many years medical professionals have been grumbling over the high costs of malpractice insurance, but a new report reveals that premiums are on the decline. The Medical Liability Monitor, a ..
(October 15, 2014)
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5 Ways Nurses Can Avoid a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Being named in a medical malpractice lawsuit can be very traumatic and put you under a great deal of stress. Nurses can be sued for any action or failure to act that results in an injury to a ..
(October 14, 2014)
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How Doctors Can Reduce Work Stress

Doctors carry a great deal of responsibility. Working long hours, interacting with many patients on any given day, and being subjected to life or death situations can become very stressful. Tack on ..
(September 16, 2014)
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What Can Be Done to Reduce Medication Errors?

It's been said many times that one of the main reasons why people sue for medical malpractice is lack of communication, but not too much has been said about medication errors. According to an ..
(September 16, 2014)
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Will Medical Malpractice Tort Reform Ever Be Resolved?

Medical malpractice reform has been a longstanding issue in the healthcare community, especially among patient safety advocates. It has gained traction in recent years, but for some, it is not ..
(September 12, 2014)
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Back to Basics: Remembering What Medical Care Is All About

Medical care in the U. S. has seen some dramatic changes in the past few years with the Affordable Care Act. Dealing with a whole new healthcare system and how things operate has been stressful for ..
(August 15, 2014)
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4 Myths About Medical Malpractice Insurance

There are many people that want us to believe these myths in order to serve their interests - politicians, lawyers, and lawmakers, just to name a few. They know that if the public reads or hears ..
(August 15, 2014)
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Patient Safety: Don’t Wait For Government to Make Changes

There has been a great deal of information about patient safety posted on the Internet and many advocates including members of the medical community, however, are politicians paying attention? The ..
(August 07, 2014)
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5 Tips to Improve the Physician/Patient Relationship

For physicians that have their own practice, the relationships with patients are everything because without them, there is no work. After all, it is a business, and if you have dissatisfied patients, .
(July 08, 2014)
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EHRs and Mobile Health: How Doctors Can Keep Patients Safe

Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it), we now live in a tech-filled world that has made information easily accessible, and people can share information at lightning speed. ..
(July 03, 2014)
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The Future of Healthcare: Physician Assistants and Nurse ..

As the landscape of healthcare and medicine widens, there will be ongoing changes over the next several years. Workloads for medical professionals have been increasing as more people are being ..
(June 27, 2014)
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Issues With Medical Malpractice Caps

Many will always seek the advice of a medical practitioner whenever things are not going so well health wise. However, it is so sad to imagine the pains and suffering one undergoes in the hands of a ..
(May 22, 2014)
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How Can Plastic Surgeons Avoid a Malpractice Lawsuit?

Plastic surgery has become very common place in our society today. Because of the fascination with celebrities and fashion magazines depicting skinny, sexy models that we think have the ..
(May 16, 2014)
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Most Asked Questions About Malpractice Insurance

Medical malpractice insurance is considered a negligence, whether intentional or not, that leads to sickness, injury, or death to a patient. If this happens, a medical malpractice lawsuit can be ..
(April 11, 2014)
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Can Lifting Medical Malpractice Caps Do More Good Than Harm?

For many years now there have been debates over placing caps on medical malpractice awards. Currently there are many states in the U. S. that place caps, or limits, on how much an injured patient of ..
(February 21, 2014)
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How to Handle Difficult Patients

As a health care professional, you come in contact with many people on a daily basis. Every patient is unique and each person has their own personality. It’s great when you can build a good ..
(February 19, 2014)
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For Patient Safety To Improve, These 3 Things Must Happen First

Over the years there have been many suggestions offered by people in the healthcare industry on how to improve patient safety, but whether or not hospitals or healthcare executives are actually ..
(February 18, 2014)
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The Healthy Physician: Are You Taking Care of Your Mental ..

As a physician, patients come to you expecting you to help them be healthier, and your own personal health is an important factor in promoting good health and preventing diseases. If you’re not .
(January 10, 2014)
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Why Hospitals Should Conduct Surveys to Improve Patient Care ..

Developing and sustaining a system that delivers high-quality care is one of the biggest challenges that hospitals face in this era of the new healthcare law. With so much focus and energy being ..
(January 09, 2014)
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