Approaching the End

While doctors primarily pursue medicine with the intention of healing people and curing disease, little do they realize how much death and dying becomes part of the conversation with patients and families. Throughout my internship year in internal medicine, I was faced with many discussions regarding palliative care. Discussing the end of life is not an easy task at any stage of a physician’s career, from seasoned physicians to novice interns

Check out the full article:

Journal of Medical Education Perspectives
Vol 3, No 1 (2014)
Table of
Contents
http://www.jmeps.com/issue/view/1084

Brooklyn Half Marathon Medical Team Volunteering

Hey guys,

Stony Brook Medicine will be participating in the Brooklyn Half Marathon on May 17, 2014 as medical volunteers. Let me know if you are interested in volunteering as a medical personnel.

Email Christine.garcia@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Also, keep a look out for more details for the NYC Marathon in November 2014!

For more information on the Brooklyn Half Marathon: http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2014/brooklyn-half

Global Supply of Health Professionals

Global Supply of Health Professionals

The world’s need for and supply of health professionals is in flux. The latest article in the Global Health Series reviews the supply of and demand for physicians and nurses around the world. An interactive graphic shows the density of health workers in each country.

There is a global crisis of severe shortages and marked maldistribution of health professionals that is exacerbated by three great global transitions — demographic changes, epidemiologic shifts, and redistribution of the disability burden.

Shared from the New England Journal of Medicine

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