In search of medical blogs/articles
March 24, 2009 12:14 PM Subscribe
Tell me all about your favorite intelligent professional or casual medical blogs/articles somewhat in the vein of Atul Gawande.
posted by nursegracer to health & fitness (17 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I am an intensive care nurse with a hankering for "war stories" told by doctors and nurses (and I'm open to other professions like RTs and PTs) dealing with exceptional, emotional, notable etc cases. I love reading all of Atul Gawande's
New Yorker articles and books. I just finished reading the entire back-catalog of Vital Signs
in Discover Magazine. I love watching House, MD on TV, but I live for the deconstruction done by Polite Dissent's resident doctor
I prefer longer pieces with details that go beyond a layman's understanding of medicine. Vital Signs and Gawande's writing tends to 'dumb it down' more than I find necessary but I'll accept that if it's a good article. I prefer Emergency and Intensive Care type situations but I'll settle for anything else so long as it is interesting. Any topic within medicine is game (ethics, patient relations, medical staff interactions....). My goal is to learn more about all aspects of medicine from multiple perspectives.