Hello and welcome to my Nuzzel newsletter!
I'm a retired oncologist- I now coach two groups of people: physicians, especially those moving into roles beyond 100% clinical; and people with cancer/their families, focusing on decision-making.
Some really strong selections today- please watch both videos (one 19 min, the other <2 min), and the articles about Joe Biden and Facebook are must reads...
Why palliative care is essential in the face of serious illness TEDMED Talks are available, free to the world, thanks to our partners. Palliative care expert Steven Pantilat is a leader in transforming the healthcare system and creating innovative…
Jeff CohnAn extremely moving talk about hope- true hope, not false hope- and what can virtually always be achieved in the face of serious illness
The Philadelphia Inquirer
– Nov 21, 2019, 2:00 AM
Every week during the school year, teacher Lea DiRusso climbed on a chair and hung her students' best work on a clothesline strung between two old heating pipes. As she tugged the line down to clip on artwork or an essay, it tightened, rubbing…
Jeff CohnHere's a probably preventable serious illness due to a toxic environment. What once seemed to make sense (using asbestos to prevent fires) we now know to be potentially deadly. Whatever the cost we should take steps to make needed changes/prevent harm
The New York Times
– Nov 21, 2019, 8:04 AM
During our final year of medical training, I would take turns with the other senior residents responding to cardiac arrests in the hospital. We'd spend weeks camped out in the doctor's lounge, our hearts racing at the prospect of a patient's heart…
Jeff CohnAgree with Dr. Khullar's premise, AND the type of leadership best suited to most healthcare environments needs to help people move forward together in the face of uncertainty, learning what works for them
We've seen thousands of sad stories in our time, but the case of a man found in his DeSoto apartment three years after his death ranks right up there as one of the saddest. Ronald Wayne White, believed to be a Navy vet working as a defense…
Jeff CohnWhen people have TB they are often placed in a supervised program to ensure their meds are taken and the infection is eliminated. Might such an approach work for some people with severe mental illness?
A 51-year-old man was stabbed during an altercation late Thursday night in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square, police said. Police were called around 10:20 p.m. and officers found the victim at the corner of 18th and Walnut Streets. He was taken to…
Jeff CohnHere's a recent Philly example of what the prior article was talking about
His eyes fall to the floor when I ask him to describe it. We've been tiptoeing toward it for 45 minutes, and so far, every time he seems close, he backs away, or leads us in a new direction. There are competing theories in the press, but Joe Biden…
Jeff CohnI don't usually have articles related to politics but I found this fascinating and gives me real empathy for the former VP.
Earlier this month, a federal regulator launched a probe into a partnership that allowed Google (GOOGL) to collect millions of patient records from the nonprofit hospital chain Ascension. At the crux of the investigation: whether the companies…
Jeff CohnThis short video provides good info on this federal program, which recently (along with some other well-intended initiatives) has been identified as contributing to the burnout of clinicians
As my girlfriend likes to remind me, 95% of what I say is a formulation of something I've said before. Whether I'm talking about football with friends or debating philosophy with colleagues, I fire out cached replies like a robot prompted by…
Jeff Cohn'there’s power in admitting when you don’t know the answer. There’s wisdom in acknowledging that even if you passionately believe something, there’s room for possibility, for discovery, for progress.'
The Daily Beast
– Nov 21, 2019, 3:32 PM
Accepting an award from the Anti-Defamation League, the comedian called Facebook “the greatest propaganda machine in history.” Sacha Baron Cohen accepted the International Leadership Award at the Anti-Defamation League's Never is Now…
Jeff CohnI have real admiration for Mr. Cohen as a performer, and now also for him as a thinker/influencer.