Tag Archives: Safety

FDA Announces Sweeping Plan To Review Safety Of Surgical Staplers

Use This Story This story can be republished for free (details). The Food and Drug Administration announced a sweeping plan on Friday to review and address the safety of surgical staplers, including a new examination of seven years’ worth of hidden reports highlighted Thursday in a Kaiser Health News investigation. In a letter sent to… Read More »

A need for structural change to improve the safety and well-being of LGBTQ people

In a previous post on LGBTQ care, Dr. Carlene MacMillan called attention to the importance of respecting patients’ pronouns. As she points out, discrepancies between patients’ chosen names/pronouns and gender markers on official documents can pose real challenges to providing patient-centered care. Even if health care providers know their patients’ self-determined identities, electronic health records… Read More »