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OCTOBER 2017    Volume 100, Number 10

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Editor-in-Chief
Joseph H. Friedman, MD

Associate Editor
Kenneth S. Korr, MD

Managing Editor
Mary Korr

Graphic Designer
Marianne Migliori

Advertising Administrator
Sarah Stevens

Advertising Rate Sheet
and Insertion Order Form

 

For Authors
Author Guidelines
Copyright Transfer
Financial Disclosure
Letters to the Editor

 

COMMENTARY  
[10-page section]
What is a disease?
Joseph H. Friedman, MD

A music vigil’s healing power at the end of life
Herbert Rakatansky, MD

Holding Hands
Ananya Anand, ScB, MSc

WE ARE READ EVERYWHERE   
RIMJ Readers' Photos

Providence, Rhode Island

Medical Ethics
[Complete 24-page special section]

Medical Students Analyze Complex Ethical Issues Observed in Clinical Rotations
Thomas A. Bledsoe, MD, FACP
Guest Editor

Alpert Medical School Teaches Clinical Ethics
Thomas A. Bledsoe, MD, FACP

Risk-Benefit Evaluation for Surgery in a Patient with Psychiatric Complications
Tram Tran, BS
Andrew M. Tareila, BA
Jeremy Mudd, BA
Young Seol, S
cB
Caitlin Ryus, BA, MD, MPH
Susan L. Montminy, MPA, RN, BSN, CPHRM

To Continue or to Withhold Opioid Analgesics?
An Ethical Dilemma Involving a 63-year-old Cancer Patient Who ‘Broke the Pain Contract’

Nicholas Lemme, BS
Bryan Leyva, BA
Rachel Occhiogrosso, BS
Young Seol, S
cB
James M. Badger, P
hD
Margaret Mannix, P
hD

Does Doctor Know Best? Cultural competence is patient-centered care
Kira Neel, BA
Laura A. Dean, BA
Nicole A. Negbenebor, BS
Bonnie B. O’Connor, P
hD
Nicholas Ward, MD

Balancing Patient Autonomy, Surrogate Decision Making, and Physician Non-Maleficence
When Considering Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders: An Ethics Case Analysis

Nabil Mehta, BSE
Samantha Roche, BS, MPH
Elisabeth Wong, BA 
Abass Noor, MD
Kathryn DeCarli, MD, MBE

Counseling Women on Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) Use
While Maintaining Reproductive Justice

Christy Gandhi, BA
Neesha Nama, BA
Nicole A. Negbenebor, BS
Norin Ansari, MD, MPH
Elizabeth Motta, BS,RN

Putting the “No” in Non Nocere: Surgery, Anesthesia, and a Patient’s Right to Withdraw Consent
Claudine Yee, BS
Rebecca S. Himmelwright, BS
Walter Klyce, BA
Tina Sankhla, MD
George P. Bayliss, MD

CONTRIBUTIONS
Treating Pain in an Established Patient: Sifting Through the Guidelines
Alan L. Gordon, MD
Seamus L. Connolly, DO

Responsible Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain:
Interpreting the CDC Guideline, Understanding New Rhode Island Regulations

Alan L. Gordon, MD
Amy F. Snyder, PA-C, MS

CASE REPORTS
Garcinia Cambogia, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, and Pancreatitis
Tamara Bystrak, PharmD
Miguel E. Cervera-Hernandez, MD
Nishitha Reddy, MD
Zachary King, P
harmD
Jeffrey Bratberg, P
harmD

PUBLIC HEALTH
More Rhode Island Adults Have Dental Coverage After the Medicaid Expansion:
Did More Adults Receive Dental Services? Did More Dentists Provide Services?

Samuel Zwetchkenbaum, DDS, MPH
Junhie Oh, BDS, MPH

Vital Statistics
Roseann Giorgianni, Deputy State Registrar

RIMS NEWS   
[7-page section]
Are you reading RIMS Notes?
Working for You
Convivium Photos

SPOTLIGHT  
David Washington, MD, shares his stormy start to new position in Houston
Mary Korr

IN THE NEWS    
[6-page section]
Brown launches mindfulness center to improve, disseminate evidence

CNE President & CEO Dennis Keefe announces retirement
James E. Fanale, MD, will become interim president, CEO

Lifespan announces $10-million federal grant to support stem cell research

Rhode Island a national leader in immunizations for adolescents

PEOPLE/PLACES    
[4-page section]
CharterCARE, South County Health
recognized for standardizing care to treat addiction and overdose

Women & infants adds four new providers to Ob/Gyn:
Erin M. Cleary, MD
Dennis Goulet, MD, MPH
Elizabeth Kettyle, CNM, MSN, MPH
Melissa Russo, MD

 
 
 
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