Fritz Kahn, Das Leben des Menschen (Man as Industrial Palace) Stuttgart, 1926. National Library of Medicine.
The physician Fritz Kahn saw the respiratory and digestive systems as chemical factories.
Healthcare Reform, Burnout, and the Renewal of Medicine
How can we improve the practice of medicine? Efforts like quality improvement, the slow medicine movement, the adoption of electronic health records, evidence-based medicine, and the medical humanities have all fallen short in various ways. Dr. Nussbaum has written about the renewal of medicine in the pages of The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and for the Health Affairs Blog. He speaks often on how we can shift from reforming healthcare to renewing the practice of medicine, offering practical ways to reducing the burnout and alienation experienced by practitioners and patients alike.
Tinkering in today’s healthcare factories: pursuing the renewal of medicine. Public lecture. Calvin College, January Series. Grand Rapids, MI
Checklists and dance lessons: how psychiatry can move healthcare from reform to renewal. Grand rounds. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Department of Psychiatry. San Antonio, TX
Factory or Poorhouse: what do we say hospitals are for? Grand rounds. Yale University Program on Medicine, Spirituality, and Religion. New Haven, CT
Famous factory meatloaf: the assumptions and implications of renewing medicine through quality improvement. Grand rounds. University of North Carolina Clinical Ethics. Chapel Hill, NC
Servants of all: David Hilfiker, Paul Farmer, and the physician as servant. Paper. 4th Annual Conference on Medicine and Religion. Cambridge, MA
Psychiatric Interviewing: The DSM-5™ and the Diagnostic Exam
What does it mean to diagnose a person as having a mental illness? How can a practitioner establish a relationship with his or her patients while identifying their specific diagnosis? Dr. Nussbaum believes the therapeutic alliance is essential both to effective treatment and to the renewal of medicine. He teaches frequently on these subjects to interprofessional groups.
DSM-5: Hands-on tools for its incorporation into clinical care and research. Workshop. College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ
From IV to 5: What psychiatrists need to know about DSM-5. Keynote address. Alberta Psychiatric Association. Banff, AB
Diagnostic Interviewing using DSM-5. Master course. American Psychiatric Association. New York, NY