Front-Cover-1.pngNov-Dec 2018 | Volume 101 | Issue 6

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Table of Contents


ON THE COVER

The Future
Technology, changes in access to insurance,  genomics,  mergers of health systems ... the future of health care is full of questions and challenges.
 

FEATURES

Care for the homeless
Physicians working with homeless people at a spontaneously formed homeless encampment in Minneapolis have embraced new approaches to care.
BY ANDY STEINER

Tiny homes, big changes
The Envision project hopes to create small communities that would be home for people who now live on the street.
BY LINDA PICONE
 

Clinical and Health Affairs

Development of the primary care/psychiatry collaborative ketamine clinic for treatment-resistant depression
BY MICHAEL M. MESSER, MD, AND IRINA V. HALLER, PHD, MS


Ketamine for treatment of refractory depression and suicidality at the end of life
BY KIMBERLY L SCHOONOVER, MD; MARIA I. LAPID, MD; LACES M. VAUGHN, RN;
VIRGINIA H. THOMPSON, RPH; LUKE HAFDAHL, MD; AND KEVIN J. WHITFORD, MD, MS


EDITOR'S NOTE

Looking to the future
Technology must support compassion
Our challenge is to focus on the compassion of care, and to support delivering it within a system that is healthy for all stakeholders.
BY ZEKE J. MCKINNEY, MD, MHI, MPH, Minnesota Medicine Chief Medical Editor


DEPARTMENTS

LIFE IN MEDICINE
How many ways can patients contact their physician?
BY JON HALLBERG, MD

BOOK REVIEW
Barbara Ehrenreich’s book, Natural Causes, explores how little control we have over life and death.
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, MD

The Physician Advocate | MMA NEWS The MMA's report on policy, people and politics
MMA Annual Conference, Facebook Live events, administrative burdens, physician burnout, Tobacco21 progress.

MMA Annual Report
A review of the MMA’s accomplishments in 2018.


COMMENTARY

Working toward health equity
Physicians can make a difference, both in how they respond to patients and their needs and in the public arena.
BY MICHAEL AYLWARD, MD; AARTI BHATT, MD; AND NATHAN CHOMILO, MD
 

ON CALL

Meet MMA physicians
Allison Ducharme-Smith, MD, and Glenn Nemec, MD.