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    Archive Online archive 2023 07 October 2023(vol 383, issue 8401) 07 October 2023(vol 383, issue 8401) …

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    Dear Editor, As a Physician Associate, it has been difficult to read some of the backlash precipitated by the tragic and avoidable death that was recently discussed in parliament(1). Some responses perpetuate misconceptions of PAs and highlight how poorly we are understood even by our healthcare colleagues. Introducing ourselves by name and role is a fundamental approach taught from the start….

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    Casey Quinlan (b 1952), the patient activist known as “Mighty Casey,” died in hospice on 25 April 2023, from a recurrence of metastatic breast cancer. Casey was notorious for having a QR code tattooed on her sternum that linked to her complete medical history online. It was a visible protest against American medicine’s inability to give her an integrated record and it was effective activism: it…

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    ### What you need to know Sepsis is a common cause for hospital admission that carries a high risk of death.1 In 2021-22, over 100 000 emergency admissions with sepsis were reported in England and Wales, with a mean patient age of 71 years.2 Adults admitted to hospital with sepsis are typically older and often have multimorbidity and functional limitations.3 Increasing degrees of frailty are…

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    • Clinicians caring for older adults with sepsis need to understand how frailty and comorbidities complicate the diagnosis and management of suspected sepsis. What should clinicians consider when diagnosing sepsis in older adults? https://t.co/zek58X747r https://t.co/TRd03jxrKg

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    Ellen Idler and colleagues argue that durable partnerships with religious bodies can contribute to better population health outcomes The relationship between religion and public health regularly makes headlines in the press, with both conflict and cooperation as themes. Recent examples include: “Battling covid when religion and public health collide,”1 “Churches and mosques educate on Ebola,”2…

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    • In this Analysis, Ellen Idler and colleagues argue that durable partnerships with religious bodies can contribute to better population health https://t.co/Amkb1zvNei

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    Healthcare professionals in Iran are risking their lives to treat the wounded and maintain medical ethics, the global health community must back them Medical impartiality is a well established principle but the impartial practice of medicine has brought clinicians into conflict with the authorities in Iran. The current crisis in Iranian healthcare and protests began in September 2022, following…

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    Consultant oncologist Alison Birtle talks to Helen Jones about her love of performing and how it is helping her recovery from serious complications of covid “I had already decided at the age of four that I wanted to be a doctor, but music and performing are a big part of my life,” says consultant oncologist Alison Birtle. While at medical school in London she performed in Grease , Cabaret , and…

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    • “It’s a real privilege to live among the people that I treat and that is reflected in the fact that they come and see me perform” Consultant oncologist Alison Birtle talks about her love of performing and how it is helping her recovery https://t.co/BM7vRjHtBJ

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    Myrian describes how an acquired brain injury has affected her, and the challenges she now faces when engaging in healthcare consultations In 2015 I experienced varicella zoster virus meningoencephalitis and was left with an acquired brain injury. The fallout has affected every area of my life, and is impossible to predict. I was unprepared for the downward spiral that my brain and body would…

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    • "Writing and sharing notes from the consultation may help a patient to process the discussions you have had" Patient author Myrian describes how an acquired brain injury has affected her and the challenges she now faces in healthcare consultations https://t.co/JCuuFtfc82

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    Decisions taken to end the universal wearing of face masks in hospitals and doctors’ surgeries are placing patients and staff at greater risk of covid infection and need to be reversed, a group of healthcare workers in Scotland who are affected by long covid has said. The Scottish Healthcare Workers Coalition, which is participating in the Scottish covid inquiry, described policies to withdraw…

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    Consultant oncologist Alison Birtle talks to Helen Jones about her love of performing and how it is helping her recovery from serious complications of covid “I had already decided at the age of four that I wanted to be a doctor, but music and performing are a big part of my life,” says consultant oncologist Alison Birtle. While at medical school in London she performed in Grease , Cabaret , and…

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    • RT @pash22: Why I . . . am involved in musical theatre https://t.co/q5iuh665Ay @AlisonBirtle talks to @bmj_latest 's #HelenJones