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Ebola Post on The Hospitalist Leader Blog Widely Viewed


 

Brett Hendel-Paterson, MD, hospitalist and assistant professor of internal medicine and global health at the University of Minnesota, reminded clinicians on “The Hospital Leader” blog about the need to respond to news about Ebola reasonably and with compassion.

“It is okay if you do not know everything about Ebola, and it is even okay to be scared of it,” Dr. Hendel-Paterson wrote. “But learn about it, learn how to prevent spread, and find out what your hospital would do if you have a patient with it.”

The post has been popular with hospitalists and others.

In less than a week, it was read more than 6,000 times and shared on Medspace.com and KevinMD.com.

Check out more hospitalist insights at www.shmblog.org. If you’d like to contribute your own ideas and experiences to “The Hospital Leader,” e-mail mmallouk@hospitalmedicine.org.

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