He stands, bent, outside the front of the house, the two steps up to the door being too far to lift himself leaning hard on the old stick, cloth padding the top as a cane or maybe a crutch. I step down to greet him, “Jambo,” (how are you) and to wish him “Salama,” (peace). … Continue reading What I Learned About American Family Medicine in Rural Tanzania
I teach Physician Assistant (PA) students the art of the medical interview and this morning had just finished teaching the lecture entitled, “Delivering Bad News.” I walked the students through the S.P.I.K.E.S model, encouraging them to plan out the Setting, think about the patient Perception, get an Invitation from the patient to present information, impart … Continue reading “Bad News:” Any information which adversely and seriously affects an individual’s view of his or her future.
By Lauren Wood, MD Hindsight is 20/20, right? As the end of residency nears, and I think back on the last 2 ½ years, it has both flown by and been slow as molasses. As the saying goes “the days are long, but the years are short”. This definitely applies to residency! Sometimes, things have … Continue reading Hindsight (or Advice to Myself in the Past)