It’s hard to believe that Notes didn’t really exist a year ago. As 2015 comes to a close, it’s a good time to look back and see what you, the readers, decided were the best stories that we published this year. And you picked an interesting range of stories:
- an op-ed on hemophilia drug pricing
- a reflection on difficult conversations in health care
- a report on using simulation to test a hospital’s new emergency department
- a call for better mentorship in medical training
- an update on neurosurgical treatment of cerebral palsy
So here they are — the Notes Top 5 for 2015, as chosen by you.
Ellis Neufeld, MD, PhD, and Stacy Croteau, MD, of the Boston Hemophilia Center explain their concerns about new extended half-life hemophilia treatments.
Elaine C. Meyer, PhD, RN, drew on her own experiences as a nurse and patient to create her powerful TEDxLongwood talk about difficult conversations.
Boston Children’s Hospital’s SIMPeds Program conducted a simulation event at Milford Regional before the doors opened to the hospital’s $54 million renovated emergency department in October.
Good mentoring can be critical to a new doctor’s career. Problem is, medical education today often lacks mentorship opportunities. But things are changing.
Many children with cerebral palsy can overcome spasticity with medication or physical therapy. For those who still struggle, neurosurgery may help.