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Article: The Challenge of Family

Hostility. Anger. Grief. Confrontation. Sadness. The complicated communication of dealing with families

Article: Is Physician-Assisted Suicide Ever Justified?

A discussion of the arguments for and against physician involvement in patient euthanasia and suicide

Cover Story: Start Me Up

The unique challenges of starting a hospital medicine group

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Article: An Internist in Iraq

What it's like to practice hospital medicine in the military theater    

Article: Meeting Expectations

A sneak preview of the ninth SHM Annual Meeting in D.C.

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Alliances: Invaluable Assistants

The vital relationship between hospitalists and physician assistants

In the Literature: Medical Errors, Appropriate Dress for Physicians, Blood Cultures for Pneumonia Pts, and More

The Hospital Pharmacy: Two New Inhaled Insulin Products

The scoop hospitalists need to know about Exubera and Levemir

Society Pages: New Task Forces Formed

Three new initiatives enhance SHM membership value

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Progress Notes: Of Lizards and Leeches

How Gila monsters help treat diabetes and other biotherapeutic tales

Flashback: The Birth of Percussion

What’s Your Diagnosis?: Pacemaker Rash

Career Development: Recruitment Revised

Paying off loans pays off

SHM Point of View: Hospitalist: the iPod of Medicine

Leading change and innovation—and seemingly everywhere

President’s Column: Milestones

A look at SHM’s achievements during the past year

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October 2014


The Hospitalist newsmagazine reports on issues and trends in hospital medicine. The Hospitalist reaches more than 25,000 hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, and medical administrators interested in the practice and business of hospital medicine.

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