Health

“The purpose of a [clinician] or any human in general should not be to simply delay the death of a patient, but to increase the person's quality of life.” - Patch Adams, MD

 

Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper March 11, 1999.

If you’re in the dental profession, you’ve probably heard about a documentary called “Root Cause,” which was released on Netflix earlier this year.

Listen to your patients. Health sciences students at UCSF are told repeatedly that this is key to practicing safe and effective care for their patients. Given the current political climate, there are likely few groups more in need of this sort of careful, compassionate, and trauma-informed care than transgender patients.

On December 3rd, while students and physicians struggled to find seats for a teach-in led by Dr.

“Hailing from France, I started as a Postdoc at UCSF 18 years ago. I now work at the Diabetes Center as a facility manager, and I also manage the Mouse Metabolism Core.

Originally published on Oct. 18, 1982 in Synapse – UCSF Student Voices. On Oct. 1 to 5, 200 North American health workers, armed with medical supplies, books, lecture outlines and clinical experience, travelled to Nicaragua to participate in the second U.S.-Nicaragua Colloquium on Health. We went to provide updated medical information on a broad range of topics and to observe first hand the health conditions in the country.

For decades, the war on drugs has been a staple of American federal policy intended to combat substance abuse. Yet today we see America in the midst of one of the largest drug crises in its history.

[Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper, April 25, 1975] A woman with a large skin tumor had a recurring dream that she was climbing a tall mountain on a narrow trail to a place she needed to go.

Ironically, the time we spend training to help people and advance science cuts into the time we could spend with the ones we love the most. Constantly pushing yourself to exhaustion doesn’t just impact you. When you break, the ones you love the most are left to pick up the pieces, and it’s just not fair to them.