Things We Read and Loved

September 29, 2016 Sonia Hong and Kaitlyn Whelan

We love staying up to date on all things healthcare! Here are some stories we read this month that have inspired us to think a little differently and do the work that we do. Take a look and tell us what you think!

New Curriculum Address Mental Health for Young Doctors
A student from the University of Toronto helped to draft a new resiliency curriculum for medical students to address the growing issue of depression and anxiety in physicians.

Letting Patients Tell Their Stories
A powerful and beautifully written piece by an ER doctor recounting an experience, and discussing the importance of humanizing patients through listening to their stories.

Innovative Patient Safety Curriculum Using iPad Game (PASSED) Improved Patient Safety Concepts in Undergraduate Medical Students
A recent study from Singapore explored the use of an engaging iPad game designed to teach medical students patient safety with positive results.

Tossing Unused Surgical Supplies Wastes MIllions of Dollars, Study finds
A look at the amount of waste produced by surgeries each year and what hospitals can do to reduce these numbers.

How Parents Harnessed the Power of Social Media to Challenge EpiPen Prices
A small group of determined parents used social media to successfully push for accountability from a pharmaceutical giant.

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