Read the latest articles on Choosing Wisely® and physician professionalism in this week’s Recommended Reading:
The growth in CT imaging has been accompanied by an increase in cumulative radiation exposure in the general population. A number of campaigns, such as Choosing Wisely, have drawn attention to this issue. A recent Journal of the American College of Radiology article report on a radiation dose reduction program that has achieved a 90% radiation dose reduction in select patients while maintaining diagnostic image quality.
The author of The Eroding Principle of Justice in Teaching Medical Professionalism argues that teaching the principle of social justice to medical students is challenging “in the current social and political climate where economic considerations take top priority in health care decision making.” Nevertheless, he feels that medical educators should not shy away from discussions of social justice.