Batya Swift Yasgur

MA, LSW

Most Recent Articles by Batya Swift Yasgur

Review: Treatment Recommendations for Biological Disasters

By Apr 17, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classifies key biological agents into three categories: A, B, and C.

Addressing Sensitive Topics With Patients: An Interview With Windel Stracener, MD

By Feb 14, 2018

"Patients must feel that you are empathetic and do not judge them. This is key not only to discussing weight, but to any subject that comes up," said Dr Windel Stracener, a family practitioner for 22 years.

Combating Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: An Interview With Dike Drummond, MD

By Jan 12, 2018

The term "compassion fatigue" was originally coined by Joinson,1 a nurse researching burnout in the emergency department.

Tips for Optimizing Patient Encounters While Tackling EHR Tasks

By Jan 03, 2018

A recent study of 2237 hospital- and office-base physicians found that most respondents regarded EHRs as having a negative effect on both the quantity and the quality of time they spent with patients.

New Guidelines Issued for Managing Chronic Pain in HIV Patients

By Nov 30, 2017

All PWLH should receive brief standardized screening for chronic pain. A biopsychosocial approach should be used; and appropriate monitoring should take place.

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