Louisville Lectures

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Breaking Bad News and Difficult Decisions with Dr. Michael Burk

Louisville Lectures creatorDr. Michael Burk presents "Breaking Bad News and Difficult Decisions"  to emphasize the importance of thinking carefully before delivering "bad news" to patients. With the use of case reports and group discussions, Dr. Burk explains how physicians can use empathy, patience, and planning, be the most effective and kind during these difficult discussions. 

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Transparency with Information and Disclosure of Medical Errors with Dr. Nathan Spell

Dr. Nathan Spell presents "Transparency with Information and Disclosure of Medical Errors" by first explaining the rationale for disclosure of medical errors to patients and/or families along with how to relate the patient's perspective on transparency of information about errors and unexpected events. He then describes the emotions experienced by health care professionals and patients when discussing a medical error. Dr. Spell finished by discussing how to disclose errors in compassionate and patient-centered ways,  including effective use of apology where appropriate. 

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Acute Decompensated Heart Failure - Physiology and Treatment with Dr. Abramov

Dr. Abramov covers acute decompensated heart failure. starting with a review of the underlying pathophysiology and treatment. He then dives into the the roles of diuretics and beta blockers in acute exacerbations. Finally, he discusses indications for referring a patient to a heart failure specialist along with primary prevention measures.  

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