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November 2013

Volume 96, Number 11

 
 
cover

Complete issue

Archives

About RIMJ

For Authors
Contributors
Letters to the Editor

For Advertisers

Editor-in-Chief
Joseph H. Friedman, MD

Associate Editor
Sun Ho Ahn, MD

Editor Emeritus
Stanley M. Aronson, MD

Managing Editor
Mary Korr

Graphic Designer
Marianne Migliori

     

 

Special 26-page Section
INTEGRITY IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS;
OPIOID PRESCRIBING

Michael Fine, MD
Director, Rhode Island Department of Health
Guest Editor

 

17

The Meaning of ‘Integrity’ in the Health Professions
MICHAEL FINE, MD

19

Failure to Become Immunized when Caring for Patients: An Ethical and Professional Obligation
LORI KEOUGH, PhD, MEd, FNP-BC

22

Training the Primary Healthcare Team for Transformed Practices
JEFFREY BORKAN, MD, PhD

26

Transitions of Care: Professional Expectations
ROSA R. BAIER, MPH; LORI KEOUGH, PhD, MEd, RNP;
JAMES V. McDONALD, MD, MPH

 

SPECIAL FOCUS ON OPIOID PRESCRIBING

33

Appropriate Prescribing of Opiates as Professional Conduct
JAMES V. McDONALD, MD, MPH

36

36 Patterns of Prescribing – The Rhode Island Prescription Monitoring Program
CATHERINE CORDY, RPh; PATRICK KELLY, RPh

38

Opioid Prescribing: Guidelines, Laws, Rules, Regulations, Policies, Best Practices
JAMES V. McDONALD, MD, MPH

 

PUBLIC HEALTH

42

Health by Numbers: The Link Between Poverty and Type 2 Diabetes in Rhode Island
YONGWEN JIANG, PhD; DEBORAH N. PEARLMAN, PhD

47

Vital Statistics
COLLEEN A. FONTANA

 

IMAGES IN MEDICINE

48

Splenosis: An Unusual Cause of Massive Gastrointestinal Bleeding
NEHA ALANG, MD

 

COMMENTARY
(15-page section)

8

United’s October Surprise
ELAINE C. JONES, MD

10

Rating Scales
JOSEPH H. FRIEDMAN, MD

13

A Platanus Tree
Grows in Providence
STANLEY M. ARONSON, MD

16

It’s Not Just Getting Your ‘Bell Rung’
JEFF MANNING, MD

 

RIMS NEWS
(2-page section)

50

Practice Transformation:
A Practical Roadmap;
Why You Should Join RIMS

 

SPOTLIGHT

52

Dr. Villalba introduces the
Integrated Therapies Program at Butler

MARY KORR

 

PEOPLE
(10-page section)

62

Transitions
Recognition
Appointments
Obituaries

 

PHYSICIAN'S LEXICON AND HERITAGE
(5-page section)

73

Those Id- Words
STANLEY M. ARONSON, MD

75

Dr. Throop exemplifies
new RISD Museum show:
Making It in America
MARY KORR

 

IN THE NEWS (complete 7-page section)

55

AG, health department, approve Landmark acquisition by Prime

56

HealthSource RI releases metrics through October 26

57

Brown event assembles network of healthcare leaders, innovators

58

BrainGate team wins $1M prize in Israel

59

NIH awards Cardiovascular Research Center at RIH $7.3M

60

Health Dept. reports illicit drug overdose deaths doubles in 4 years

60

Miriam surgeon performs state’s first robotic thoracic surgical procedure

61

Brown adopts strategic plan

 

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