University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical College of Wisconsin

Volume 110, Issue 5

October 2011

Focusing on education leads to improved care for patients with low-vision

As our population ages, health care professionals are likely to see more patients with low vision. Educating health care staff about the needs of these patients can lead to a more satisfying experience for patients and staff, and may also lead to fewer adverse outcomes—as illustrated in one of the articles in this issue of WMJ, which focuses on preventing miscommunication and injury.

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In This Issue
Prevention of Miscommunication and Injury
John J. Frey, III, MD, WMJ Medical Editor
WMJ. 2011;110(5):219-220.


Improving Communication Between Doctors and Parents After Newborn Screening
Michael H. Farrell, MD; Stephanie A. Christopher, MA; Audrey Tluczek, PhD, RN; Karen Kennedy-Parker, MT(ASCP); Alison La Pean, MS, CGC; Kerry Eskra, BBA; Jenelle Collins, BSN, RN; Gary Hoffman, MS; Julie Panepinto, MD; Philip M. Farrell, MD, PhD
WMJ. 2011;110(5):221-227.

Lyme Disease Testing in Children in an Endemic Area
Bashar Al-Sharif, MD; Matthew C. Hall, MDBashar Al-Sharif, MD; Matthew C. Hall, MD
WMJ. 2011;110(5):228-233.

A Multidisciplinary Course on Injury Prevention and Control for Medical Students
Travis P. Webb, MD; Andrea Winthrop, MD; Frederick Klingbeil, MD; Laurie Hein, BS; Mary Czinner, BS; Ann Christiansen, MPH; Stephen Hargarten, MD
WMJ. 2011;110(5):234-239.


Bronchopulmonary Sequestration Presenting as Recurrent Pneumonia
Govinda Aryal, MD; Vikas Pathak, MD
WMJ. 2011;110(5):240-242.


Low-Vision Education for the Health Care Workforce: A Strategy to Create a Vision-friendly Hospital
Ariba Khan, MBBS, MPH; Susan Simon, APNP
WMJ. 2011;110(5):243-246.


Looking Back…to 1911
Undesirable Publicity
A.W. Myers, MD; J.P. McMahon, MD
WMJ. 2011;110(5):217.

From the Office of General Counsel
Anatomy of a Malpractice Claim-What Every Health Care Professional Needs to Know
Guy DuBeau, JD
WMJ. 2011;110(5):249-250.

Dean’s Corner
Outcomes Research Brings Best Practices to Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Joseph E. Kerschner, MD
WMJ. 2011;110(5):251-252.

MetaStar Matters
MetaStar Begins Work on New Quality Improvement Organization Priorities Focused on System-wide Change
Jay A. Gold, MD, JD, MPH
WMJ. 2011;110(5):253.


Providing Resources and Support for Physicians
W. Stancil Starnes
WMJ. 2011;110(5):254-255.

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