January 2021, Volume XXXIV, Number 10

Restorative Justice

Building relationships in academic medicine

What are the barriers to my patients accessing care during a pandemic? How can we mentor students better? How do we approach colleagues following a hurtful exchange of words? The standard approach to addressing these questions is that someone, typically an authority figure, forms a task force or committee to discuss and make a decision, often without hearing from those impacted.

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January 2021, Volume XXXIV, Number 10

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Restorative Justice: Building relationships in academic medicine

What are the barriers to my patients accessing care during a pandemic? How can we mentor students better? How do we approach colleagues following a hurtful exchange of words? The standard approach to addressing these questions is that someone, typically an authority figure, forms a task force or committee to discuss and make a decision, often without hearing from those impacted.

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The Science of Culture: A look inside health systems

By Daniel K. Zismer, Ph.D.

Let’s look at the “science of culture” in the embedded physician services organization of health systems. While trustees of  health systems cannot be expected to understand all there is to know about the management and complexities of health services delivery, they can be expected to understand and be accountable for the culture of the organization served.

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Capsules

Top news, physician appointments and recognitions

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Pharmacy

Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program: A look back and a look ahead

By Nick Lehnertz, MD, MPH, MHS, and Peter Raeker, MA

Since it first launched in 2015, Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program has provided health care practitioners a treatment option for patients who sometimes are facing debilitating medical conditions, helping to improve their quality of life.

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Ophthalmology

Where Eye Care Fits In: Bridging specialty and primary care

Gary S. Schwartz, MD, MHA

When I was in medical school and matched in ophthalmology, a friend who is now a urologist started referring to me as an “eye dentist”.  His logic was that because my patients would not need to undress and could be examined in a chair rather than a bed, that my practice would look more like a dentist’s than a physician’s.  We laughed about this at the time, but throughout my training and career I have been repeatedly surprised by how often the truth behind his joke has shown through.

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