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July 2020 Reading Round up

Perhaps somewhat literally in terms of “round up” since I am in Montana now? Anyway, enough with the silliness. For now.

  • As I am likely to do, I want to highlight research on either race or gender with one of my recommendations; the July print edition of JAMA Surgery includes a fascinating examination of the effects of gender bias and stereotypes in surgical training. I’ll also put in a strong recommendation for the accompanying author interview– it was a particularly good conversation (in this interviewer’s opinion).
  • The truth is that we all like to complain about electronic medical records (not unfairly since they really haven’t lived up to their promise). The most recent Annals of Surgery includes two well-written articles debating the impact of the EMR.
  • I’m going to go a little “critical care geek” for just a moment and recommend that you look at this update on basic and translational research priorities for the Surviving Sepsis Campaign. This type of research is definitely not my wheelhouse, and it’s incredibly important work for us to advance the care of critically ill patients with sepsis.
  • You know I’m an advocate for self-care, and that I consider rest to be an act of meaningful revolution. What if I told you that making sure that you get adequate sleep is actually mission-critical to your career development? I understand that in medicine that call schedules obviously impact sleep cycles..but when you CAN get adequate rest, you should. The evidence continues to mount in support of this.
  • July was a busy reading month for me! Between the reading group and my own usual goal of one fiction + one nonfiction book (and doing research for a writing project), I’ve seen a lot of words this month.
Lots of ideas to unpack with this…I’ll be coming back to it, I’m certain.
Definitely well-written, and lots of food for thought about the “urbanization” of many Native Americans in the 1960s and 1970s.
Honestly, it’s a fun read. I’m not sure it was life-changing for me, but I did enjoy it.

Onward, into the dog days of summer…

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