Medmic: Opinions

Pseudologia Fantastica Fuels Trump’s Lies

Arthur Lazarus, MD, MBA, is an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. His forthcoming book is titled Every Story Counts: Exploring Contemporary Practice Through Narrative Medicine.

An Inspiring Tribute to an Exceptional Radiologist Who Made a Lasting Impact

Kim Downey is a seasoned healthcare professional and three time cancer survivor, She has experienced firsthand the challenges facing clinicians, including loss of autonomy, frustrations with the EMR, burnout, and moral injury. Her goal is to assist healthcare systems in creating and maintaining institutional initiatives and policy changes that promote a pervasive culture of caring and physician well-being.

The Smell of Rot

Zainab Jamshaid is a 1st year medical student at KEMU, Pakistan. She is 19 years old and a photographer, poet and essayist. A bibliophile, she describes herself as “an artist who paints with words.

Surviving multiple cancers: a tale of blessings and exceptional doctors

Kim Downey PT is a seasoned healthcare professional and three time cancer survivor, She has experienced firsthand the challenges facing clinicians, including loss of autonomy, frustrations with the EMR, burnout, and moral injury. Her goal is to assist healthcare systems in creating and maintaining institutional initiatives and policy changes that promote a pervasive culture of caring and physician well-being.

A Physician’s Typical Day, as Envisioned by a Non-Clinical Healthcare MBA: A Satire

JL Lycette, MD, is a hematologist/oncologist and writer in rural Oregon. Her medical perspective and narrative medicine essays can be found in NEJM, JAMA, Journal of Clinical Oncology, The ASCO Post, Medscape, and Doximity, among other places.

Her debut novel, a speculative medical thriller, THE ALGORITHM WILL SEE YOU NOW (Black Rose Writing Press), is out now. See more of her writing on her website, https://jenniferlycette.com, and connect with her on Twitter @JL_Lycette

Empathy Matters

Dr. Joan Naidorf is an emergency physician, author and speaker located in Alexandria, VA.

Her book, “Changing How we Think About Difficult Patients: a Guide for Physicians and Healthcare Professionals,” is published by the American Association for Physician Leadership.

The psychological harm from health insurance denials to patients and physicians cannot be undone

JL Lycette, MD, is a hematologist/oncologist and writer in rural Oregon. Her medical perspective and narrative medicine essays can be found in NEJM, JAMA, Journal of Clinical Oncology, The ASCO Post, Medscape, and Doximity, among other places.

Her debut novel, a speculative medical thriller, THE ALGORITHM WILL SEE YOU NOW (Black Rose Writing Press), is out now. See more of her writing on her website, https://jenniferlycette.com, and connect with her on Twitter @JL_Lycette