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Misinformation is a Patient Safety Issue

Misinformation is a Patient Safety Issue

By Michael Wong, JD (Founder/Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety)

Misinformation is a Patient Safety Issue

As the Executive Director for the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety, I oversee our blog. I have the responsibility on a weekly basis for writing and vetting articles submitted to us for publication.

Many people rely upon PPAHS for health information (our articles receive more than 10,000 views per month). As we are not a health news agency, we don’t specialize in discussing the latest breaking news – we leave that in the hands of others. 

Rather, the PPAHS blog and website are filled with information and resources that may help improve patient safety and the quality of patient care. This information and resources are not “breaking news,” but rather a considered consolidation of best practices, clinical trial evidence, and experience. Understandably, then, the 10,000 plus website views that we receive each month are usually articles that were written months and even years ago. Hence, we must be extra diligent about citing misinformation.

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Enjoy the Holidays – Keep Yourself and Your Community Safe!

Enjoy the Holidays – Keep Yourself and Your Community Safe!

By Michael Wong, JD (Founder/Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety)

Happy Holidays – Keep Safe!

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) wishes you and your family a safe and happy holiday. 

As 2021 comes to a close, much in the world seems to not have changed. When the first COVID vaccine was approved by the FDA on December 11, 2020, many people believed (or hoped) that this would signal the beginning of the end of the COVID pandemic.

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Nursing, Racism, and COVID

Nursing, Racism, and COVID

Nurses Face Twin Threats of Racism and COVID

If COVID did not pose a big enough threat, CNN interviewed a dozen Black nurses across the UK’s healthcare sector – they had varying degrees of experience (from students to practicing nurses with decades of experience) and worked in different roles and settings (from hospitals to care homes.

CNN found that these nurses “have experienced racism in the workplace — and that it has gotten worse amid the coronavirus outbreak.”

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