Physicians and “Moral Injury”

A recent article by Simon Talbot and Wendy Dean spoke volumes to us here at Still Point. The article, titled “Physicians Aren’t Burning Out …” takes the idea of “burnout” and replaces it with the concept of physicians suffering “moral injury.” What this means, the authors argue, is the inherent chasm between, on one side, the expectationsContinue reading “Physicians and “Moral Injury””

That’s Not Fair!

What’s “Blue Book” fair? It’s a “fair” price for patients to pay, as determined by The Health Care Blue Book, for their health care. In New Mexico, according to the Blue Book, a “fair” price to see a family practitioner is as follows: 25 minute consultation: $132 40 minute consultation: $178 New patient consultation: $256 SoContinue reading “That’s Not Fair!”

The Worried Well … and Worse Than Nothing

Kaiser Health News is allegedly an “editorially independent program” of the Kaiser Family Foundation and is not, apparently, affiliated with the health insurance company Kaiser Permanente, despite the similarity in name. One of the organization’s goals is to provide “trusted information on national health issues.” Trusted? Two recent articles published by writers from Kaiser HealthContinue reading “The Worried Well … and Worse Than Nothing”