In the second edition of his book of musings on leading issues facing medical doctors today (and ultimately us, as their clients) Professor Sataloff examines new areas for our consideration – from, among many others, aging and medical professionals, through Medicare, to big data.
The musings are arranged in sections covering education, research, publication, clinical practice and politics. Within each, issues cover a range of topics, including areas of controversy, such as gender, disruptive staff, healthcare insurance and the increasingly fuzzy line between qualified medical doctors and allied health professionals, while others seek to open the reader’s eyes with views on medical education, learning and research, and how important teaching, mentoring and continuing education can be.
Attention is given to politics and how we all stand to learn from and, perhaps, educate and influence our legislators. As an author or co-author of 65 books and numerous papers in learned journals, Sataloff considers publication as an educational necessity for students, its value to physicians and surgeons, while also cautioning the reader on the standpoint, ethics and veracity of some of the materials and research that make it into print. A very interesting chapter reviews cognitive aging among medical professionals using translational data from, among others, the aviation industry and the FBI.
Thought-provoking, illuminating, concise and very readable, this remains, in the Author’s own words, a book which ‘…provides perspectives on education, publication, health care delivery, and other topics relevant to leadership in medicine, and more importantly to inspire thought and provoke debate’.
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Table of Contents
Part I: Education
1. ‘Full-time’ faculty: An evolving construct?
2. Academic medicine: A training gap
3. The academic practice of medicine
4. Resident duty hours: Concerns and consequences
5. Consistency of medical student education: Otolaryngology as a model for medical student subspecialty training
6. Fellowship training in otolaryngology
7. Interdisciplinary opportunities for creativity in medicine
8. Physicians studying voice and the arts
9. Arts medicine: An interdisciplinary paradigm
10. Education in laryngology: Rising to old challenges
11. World Voice Day
12. The otolaryngology residency application problem
13. Interviews: Less helpful than we think, or harmful
14. Hiring young doctors: What physicians should know about changes in the medical school curriculum
Part II: Research
15. HIPAA: An impediment to research
16. Evidence-based medicine
17. Evidence-based medicine: Yet more concerns
18. Clinical trials: The case for registration
19. Drug development research: The process
20. Understanding the regulation of pharmaceutical drug promotion
21. Quality of reporting in randomized trials
22. Human subject research or quality improvement project?
23. Practice parameters and clinical practice guidelines: Science, politics, and problems
24. Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) grants
25. Reg-ent: An invaluable new offering from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
26. Access to quaternary care
27. Data Scientists: They know what we don’t know that we don’t know about Big Data
Part III: Publication
28. Peer review: Universal, but valid?
29. The editorial process: Resident and graduate student education and participation
30. Correcting the medical literature: Ethics and policy
31. Publication as a teaching tool
32. Journal ethics: Let the reader beware
33. Case reports in medicine
Part IV: Politics
34. Healthcare for the uninsured: A simpler, cheaper, faster, better solution
35. Undermining market forces: A fundamental flaw in American healthcare
36. Healthcare system failure: A planned strategy?
37. Price controls in medical practice
38. Tort reform: Federal impetus for change
39. The Board of Directors
40. Politics: Getting involved
41. Politics: Be part of it
Part V: Clinical Practice
42. Establishing federal laws
43. New problems in the scope-of-practice controversy
44. Was that my doctor?
45. Women in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
46. Disruptive physicians: Sound more familiar than you thought?
47. Hearing loss: Economic impact
48. Evaluating occupational hearing loss: The value of the AMA’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment
49. Emotional intelligence and physician wellness
50. Shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA): A potential problem for all physicians
51. Part-time physicians
52. Adverse surgical events: Effects on the surgeon
53. Geriatric surgery
55. The aging physician and surgeon
Part VI: Miscellaneous Musings
57. Longevity: The disposable soma?
58. The physician as an expert witness
About the Author