Navy Medicine Features

NAVY MEDICINE IN FOCUS

Here’s a few shots from around Navy Medicine for your viewing pleasure:

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The Sculptor’s Compass

By Lt. Darshan S. Thota, emergency department, Naval Medical Center San Diego  As a new resident in Naval Medical Center San Diego’s emergency department (ED), I’m starting to learn that serious and life-threatening conditions require rapid identification and intervention. Response time is often stretched out due to additional services, existing policies, overcrowding and cost of care. The most efficient emergency …

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A Brief History of U.S. Navy Psychiatric Diagnoses, Part II

By André B. Sobocinski, Navy Medicine Historian The Second World War exposed the unsettling fact that the Armed Services needed an updated system for diagnosing mental illness. Many military psychiatrists expressed great frustration with the limited standards and believed they were ill-defined for personnel suffering the stresses of combat and military life. Personnel suffering bouts of anxiety could be classified as …

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I AM NAVY MEDICINE

If you’ve ever wondered how to nominate someone or even provide YOUR name into the ‘I Am Navy Medicine’ roster – It’s as easy as 1-2-3.  Check out this flyer:

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A Brief History of U.S. Navy Psychiatric Diagnoses, Part I

By André B. Sobocinski, Navy Medicine Historian It has become popular to decry a diagnosis of psychiatric illness with the argument that each patient is an individual so different that standard labels cannot be applied. This point of view ignores the fact that in psychiatry as well as in all medical disciplines, accurate diagnosis is the keystone of appropriate treatment …

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