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Eight Enemies of Good Writing for the Lay Reader
It’s too bad that so many experts—in medicine and in other professions—can’t write for a lay audience. Here's some help.
A Coin Flip
But what if the patient was lying? It's hard to go to sleep at night and not wonder, “. . . what if I'm wrong?”
Effective Note-Writing: A Primer for Psychiatry Residents
An overview of various aspects of taking notes and suggestions for effective documentation.
Dignity in a Handshake
A simple handshake is no longer a formal gesture to symbolize parting ways. It has become that moment, with a patient, when we both agree to embark on a journey together.
I Was My First Patient
"Like many good psychiatrists, I have empathy and concern for my patients. But in my case, I’ve quite literally walked in their shoes."
Combat Veterans: Adaptation to Transition
Leaving the military is not an easy or simple process. Here is one psychiatrist's personal story.
Extracurricular Activities for Early-Career Psychiatrists
With the standard aversion to moonlighting in the emergency department at the local hospital, lots of us have asked the same question: “What else can I do to pay the bills?”
The Role of Psychiatrists in Integrated Health Care
The depth and duration of medical training in psychiatric residency is yet to be determined, but given the increasing emphasis on integrated care, the role of psychiatrists is changing. More in this video.
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