Tag Archives: PATIENTS

Should we write that patients are “pleasant” in medical notes?

When writing medical notes, some clinicians include an appreciation of their patient’s personality and disposition in their opening line (the “chief complaint”), or when they’re wrapping up (in the “assessment and plan”), or in both locations. You know — it goes like this: “CC:  Ms. Smith is a very pleasant 62-year-old woman admitted with …” or: “A/P:  To summarize,… Read More »

Why heart failure patients suffer depression, impaired thinking

Heart failure patients often have trouble with thinking and depression. A new study by University of Guelph researchers explains why and points to ways to prevent and treat both heart and brain maladies through the emerging field of circadian medicine. Published recently in Nature’s Scientific Reports, the study is the first to reveal how cognition… Read More »