Batya Swift Yasgur

MA, LSW

Most Recent Articles by Batya Swift Yasgur

Opinion: Does Religion Have a Place in Medicine?

By Oct 11, 2018

Benjamin Frush MD, a resident in internal medicine-pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, argues in favor of a role that physicians can play in integrating religion into their clinical practice. Rob Poole MB, FRCPsych, contends that physicians should never incorporate a religious element into clinical practice.

Incorporating Guidelines Into Clinical Practice: An Interview With Gary L. LeRoy, MD

By Sep 18, 2018

Despite their advantages, many clinicians do not necessarily agree with the centrality or content of CPGs. Others — especially primary care physicians (PCPs) — are overwhelmed by the vast and ever-increasing numbers of guidelines issued by multiple societies.

Should You Record Your Patient Encounters? An Interview With Dr James Ryan

By Jul 24, 2018

Patients are increasingly recording physician visits on their phones, should physicians do the same. MPR spoke with physician who advocates for recording in clinical practice.

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

By Jun 19, 2018

Although all of the guidelines acknowledge that there are emergent situations in which providing care for a family member or friend is not only permissible but also essential, other situations are frowned upon.

Does Political Affiliation Influence Patient Care? An Interview With Anupam B. Jena, MD

By Jun 07, 2018

To shed further light on the study's implications, MPR interviewed lead author Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD, Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

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