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Readers’ choice: The Notes Top 5 for 2015

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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.

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On being present, not perfect

Just over a year ago, I was invited to give a TED Talk as part of Boston Children’s first-ever TEDxLongwood event. As exciting as the invitation was, it was also daunting. After all, TED Talks are supposed to be insightful, profound, personal, funny, and entertaining- and all of this in less than 18 minutes! Oh, and let’s not forget the requisite “story arc” and unexpected, memorable ending. On more than one occasion, I thought, just what had I gotten myself into? Is it too late to bail? …Read More

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