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Dennis Rosen

Dennis Rosen
Dennis Rosen is a pediatric pulmonologist practicing in Boston, and the author of Vital Conversations: Improving Communication Between Doctors and Patients.

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Right Side Down: Why Doctors Need to Respect Patients’ Cultural Beliefs

A recent interaction with a Muslim family reminded Dennis Rosen just how critical it is that he incorporates cultural and religious beliefs into treatment plans whenever possible.

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The Potent Effect Your Doctor’s Words Can Have on Your Well-Being

Placebos, nocebos, and the importance of communicating with our physicians.

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Undermining the Doctor-Patient Relationship

To provide the best level of care, physicians need to spend as much time as they can with their patients. So why are we asking them to put so much effort into keeping electronic records?

 

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After Typhoon Haiyan, Ask Yourself, ‘Why Not Volunteer?’

The benefits of volunteering to help strangers in distress in faraway places accrue both to the victims—and to the helpers.

 

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Why Health Care Inflation May Lead to Cheaper Health Care

There’s a possible silver lining in the almost unchecked and seemingly unstoppable rise in the cost of U.S. health care, and it will be apparent once you start paying for more of your day-to-day needs.

 

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Should Patients Determine How Much Hospitals Get Paid?

Op-ed: Talking openly with patients is necessary to improve medicine, but what happens when a tough conversation gets factored into payment?

 

Book Review: Helping, or Harming, in Haiti?

A new book analyzes the successes and failures of the Haitian earthquake relief effort and offers some lessons for future well-meaning humanitarian interventions.

 

Changing Parental Attitudes on Child Vaccinations

Pediatrics specialist Dennis Rosen says rebuilding trust between patients and health providers can change parental attitudes regarding child vaccinations and save young lives.

 

Review: Seeing Haiti’s Distress as People, Not Statistics

The new book “A Promise in Haiti” focuses on three families and puts meat on the bones of a nation most of the world sees as just a carcass.

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But almost none of them actually use apps to help manage their diabetes.

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American cities often try to mimic their more economically successful counterparts. A new study suggests that it's time to stop.

Don’t Text and Drive—Especially If You’re Old

A new study shows that texting while driving becomes even more dangerous with age.

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