Monday, May 16, 2016

Talking With Patients About End of Life and More From APA’s 2016 Annual Meeting

Highlights from Day Three

Our coverage of APA’s Annual Meeting continues with reflections on the role of end-of-life care discussions with patients, a former U.S. surgeon general’s commitment to improving mental health care for all, and how to avoid serious professional boundary violations.

Gawande Urges M.D.s to Talk to Patients About End-of-Life Goals

Atul Gawande, M.D., M.P.H.
People have goals in life other than living longer, and they should be prompted to talk about them, advised noted surgeon and author Atul Gawande, M.D., M.P.H., at the Opening Session of APA’s 2016 Annual Meeting. Read More >

APA Honors Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D.

David Satcher, M.D.
Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., received APA’s 2016 Human Rights Award at APA’s Annual Meeting today. He was honored for his work highlighting the importance of mental health when he was the U.S. surgeon general as well as his work as founding director and senior advisor of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse University. Read More >

Incoming APA President Discusses Initiatives for Coming Year

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Incoming APA President Maria Oquendo, M.D., describes how she would like to strengthen APA’s partnerships with other specialty groups in medicine and build an international psychiatric research network. She is interviewed by Psychiatric News Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., at APA’s 2106 Annual Meeting. Watch Video >

Clinicians Need to Be Sensitive to Patient-Doctor Boundaries, Says Gabbard

Glen Gabbard, M.D.
Glen Gabbard, M.D., discusses his 30 years of experience in treating, evaluating, and consulting on cases of serious professional boundary violations, both sexual and nonsexual. Read More >

Richard Kogan, M.D., on Scott Joplin and Ragtime

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Psychiatrist and concert pianist Richard Kogan, M.D., explains the origin of ragtime and the psychiatric hospitalization of Scott Joplin and illustrates his lecture with examples of Joplin’s work. Watch Video >

Treating Depression in Youth Requires Systematic Approach, Says Expert

Dineen Wagner, M.D., Ph.D.
Diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of children and adolescents with depression require subtle but significant shifts in thinking compared with adults, according to Karen Dineen Wagner, M.D., Ph.D., a professor and chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. Read More >

Winners of Assembly Election Announced

Assembly election winners
Assembly members select their next speaker-elect and recorder. Read More >


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