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Essential Components of First-Episode Psychosis Services

A study published in May 1st, 2013 Psychiatric Services identified essential evidence-based components of first-episode psychosis services. The research took place in two stages. First a systematic literature review, then, a consensus-building technique, the Delphi, was used with an international panel of experts. The panelists were presented the evidence-based components identified in the review, together […]

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HIPAA gets tougher on physicians

The Department of Health and Human Services issued a final omnibus rule to strengthen the patient privacy protections established by the 1996 HIPPA. Including increased security and privacy for patients. [More…]

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By R Kennedy | News . Professionalism
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Lewd, Crude, and Rude Behavior in Clinical Practice

A very interesting article in this month’s Psychosomatics Journal that discusses a subject that is rarely written about in medical literature – lewd, crude, and rude language and behaviors are often heard and seen in clinical practice. The authors write “as physicians, our actions—voluntary or involuntary, conscious or unconscious, verbal or nonverbal, overt or covert […]

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By R Kennedy | Professionalism
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