• Social Workers are the Healthcare Heroes We Need

    5 days ago - By THCB

    By ALIZA NORWOOD
    I'm a primary care doctor at a clinic providing care to uninsured and under-insured patients in central Texas. As COVID-19 cases rise around the country, one thing has become crystal clear: social workers are more critical to our work than ever, and we don't have enough of them.
    I'm reminded of this one day with a patient I'll call David. It's late September, and he's back for a 3-month follow-up visit. Behind the pane of a face shield, I look at his phone as he shows me pictures. By now I'm used to the blur as the shield fogs from my mask, but it adds to the disorienting...
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  • Women Leaders Increasingly Visible In The Fight Against Covid-19

    Women Leaders Increasingly Visible In The Fight Against Covid-19

    5 days ago - By THCB

    By MIKE MAGEE, MD
    As we struggle to control a second wave of Covid-19, we are reminded once again of the nurses and doctors who place themselves at risk willingly and consistently. They are struggling uphill with a deeply segmented health care system that chronically rewards the have's over the have-not's, and a President clearly intent on creating as much havoc as is humanly possible on the way out the door.
    Filling the leadership void this week, we witnessed the unusual appearance on network television of two national leaders from the professions of Nursing and Medicine, Dr. Susan Bailey...
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  • Can the World's Doctors Survive Another Wave of COVID-19?

    Can the World's Doctors Survive Another Wave of COVID-19?

    5 days ago - By Time

    The weight of the pandemic first caught up with New York City ER physician Jane Kim in April. After spending weeks caring for seriously ill patients, she learned of four deaths among her “work family.” Three died of the virus, another from suicide. Her grief “halted” her, she says: “You can't think. You can't move. You can't breathe.”
    Since then, Kim, 39, has leaned on friends, family and therapy to cope. She's also heartened that doctors now better understand how to treat COVID-19 compared with those early, uncertain days. But as cases rise nationwide, she worries that doctors are about...
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