Jim Anderson, MPAS, PA-C, discusses how some Americans deal with the worry, stress, and pressures of the pandemic by pretending it’s not real.
Amid the due epidemic of COVID-19 and clinician burnout, Jim Anderson shares his gratitude list and urges other health care workers to do the same.
The simple act of writing down the indication for a medication can boost patient adherence.
Amid the vaccine debate, Jim Anderson wonders how any HCW — PA, nurse practitioner, physician, or nurses —could square not getting vaccinated with their mission to preserve and improve the health of all Americans. Read his column here.
PAs, NPs, and other medical providers need to assess the health impact of high-impact policing on their patients and to advocate for change.
Since the inception of Western medicine, there has been an effort to identify genes specific to certain races that would explain why minority populations, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), have higher disease burden than White populations. Jim Anderson addresses what role racism has had in creating this implicit bias.
Jim Anderson, PA-C, finds that remembering to ask about the small stuff, like medication reconciliation and smoking cessation, improves his ability to help keep his patients safe and healthy.
Asking patients artful questions about the kinds of foods they consume can provide clinicians with more insight than simply asking if the patient eats a balanced diet.
Describing patients as “nonadherent” rather than “noncompliant” to a treatment regimen reflects a healthy patient-provider relationship.
PAs and NPs are playing a key role in diagnosing and treating patients with COVID-19. Will this change how other clinicians view advanced practice providers?
State-by-state differences in regulation processes cause nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to have different practice experiences across the United States.
Healthcare providers should take steps now to ensure that the telehealth modalities they use are HIPAA compliant.
Remote lectures and socially-distant laboratory evaluations are changing the landscape of physician assistant programs across the country.
PAs and PA students who are motivated to share their experience have developed a digital community on Instagram.
An NP shares her most memorable patient story, a girl who presents with blockage in her ear following a day at the beach.
Some of the major theories behind why Black patients have seemingly worse outcomes than White patients cite racism, not race, as the root of the problem.
When talking about work issues, Dr Bernstein recommends trying not to focus too much on how awful things are because it can be disheartening.
When meeting with wary parents, familiarize yourself with recent statistics and controversies regarding vaccinations.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, clinicians should be extremely mindful of assessing their own symptoms before making the decision about whether to treat patients or stay home.
Now more than ever, clinicians need to be in check with their emotions as the COVID-19 pandemic can cause feelings of sadness, loneliness, and depression.