Variety post: faked data, virtual collaboration, transdisciplinary research, doctor-patient communication
A few interesting things I've read lately...
- American Thinker: "Fake but accurate" science? (Aug. 18, 2006) Can faked data be used to arrive at correct conclusions?
- Kamel Boulos MN, Maramba I, Wheeler S. Wikis, blogs and podcasts: a new generation of Web-based tools for virtual collaborative clinical practice and education. BMC Med Educ 2006;6:41. Development and evaluation of new strategies for collaboration in medicine.
- Institute of Medicine: "Genes, Behavior, and the Social Environment: Moving Beyond the Nature/Nurture Debate" (Aug. 16, 2006) Call for transdisciplinary strategies for understanding the role that multiple determinants play in health outcomes.
- Medical News Today: "Physicians More Likely To Disclose Medical Errors That Would Be Apparent To The Patient" Survey results from physicians from the US and Canada describing attitudes and practices relating to medical error reporting (description of Arch Intern Med 2006 Aug 14/28; 166:1605-1611 and Arch Intern Med 2006 Aug 14/28; 166:1585-93; subscription required to accces full-text)
- Medical News Today: "Racial Differences In Communication Impact Medical Care" (Aug. 17, 2006) Exploring racial differences in patient-doctor communication (description of Cancer 2006 Sept early release; subscription required to accces full-text)