September 3, 2019

Weekly review: 'Why I hope to die at 75,' revisited

Daily Briefing

    How Sutter CEO Sarah Krevans wants health care to be "dramatically different in 10 years," what it's like to date while terminally ill, and more.

    'Why I hope to die at 75,' revisited (Monday, Aug. 26)
    In October 2014, Ezekiel Emanuel—a health policy expert, medical ethicist, and doctor who advised former President Obama—wrote an infamous article called "Why I Hope to Die at 75." At age 62, Emanuel reveals whether aging has led him to change his mind.

    Is cancer a 'battle'? Is your patient a 'fighter'? Here's why war metaphors may backfire. (Monday, Aug. 26)
    Many doctors who work with patients with incurable conditions often seek to champion their patients by referring to them as "fighters" in a "battle" against their disease. But a new study in Health Communication finds that using war metaphors when talking about cancer "may do more harm than good," Ian Sample writes for The Guardian.

    Sutter CEO Sarah Krevans wants health care to be 'dramatically different in 10 years.' Here's how. (Tuesday, Aug. 27)
    In this edition of "Lessons from the C-Suite," Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Health, talks about what's not in her professional biography, discusses how California's Lake County fires helped define Sutter as a health system, and shares the "very luckiest thing" about herself.

    Our 6 best workplace 'hacks,' according to Advisory Board experts (Wednesday, Aug. 28)
    Advisory Board experts reveal their tried-and-true workplace secrets for how to ward off burnout, give better advice, get better feedback, and win over your coworkers.

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