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August 23, 2014 at 7:38 AM

Mental health: Psychiatry’s compensation too low

One of the major problems here is a severe shortage of psychiatrists, the physicians who specialize in mental disorders [“What’s troubling mental health,” Opinion, Aug. 17]. And to those of us in primary care medicine and, indeed, to doctors in general, there is no mystery to the shortage. Psychiatrists are in short supply because…


Comments | Topics: john horstkamp, Medicine, mental health

June 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM

UW Medicine alliance with PeaceHealth

Keep medicine and religion separate Medical issues addressed in a hospital require doctors and nurses. Clergy can be excellent supportive friends. Hospital chapels are OK too. [“Letter: Same care delivered,” Northwest Voices, June 11.] We must tell the boards of medical centers that the best medical opinions are from licensed physicians and nurses. Only a tiny…


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March 8, 2013 at 6:00 AM

California nurse refuses to perform CPR on dying 87-year-old

Some don’t want to be resuscitated About the article regarding not doing CPR on the independent-living 87-year-old resident in California: What if one living in Washington state has filled out a Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment form with instruction not to be resuscitated [“ ‘We always start CPR,’ medical official says,” page one, March 5]? Such…


Comments | Topics: CPR, Medicine, seniors

February 23, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Transparency about doctors paid by drug companies

Collaboration between doctors and pharmaceutical companies can save lives I read the op-ed regarding collaborations between pharmaceutical researchers and doctors with some interest [“You’ll soon know how much your doctor gets paid by the drug companies,” Opinion, Feb. 17]. For the past several decades I have benefitted from my doctor’s research with pharmaceutical companies. In fact…


Comments | More in Health care | Topics: Medicine, Pharmaceutical companies