Month: January 2012

Year of the Dragon in Manhattan’s Chinatown

The thing I love most about Manhattan is that it is endlessly photogenic.  This past weekend my wife and I went to Manhattan’s Chinatown to watch the New Year’s parade in celebration of the Year of the Dragon – one of the most revered years of

  30.01.2012

Painting, Poetry, and Medicine: Charles Demuth and William Carlos Williams

The special exhibit entitled Stieglitz and His Artists which recently closed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art had on view an American masterwork which was the fruit of collaboration between a physician-poet and a painter.  The name of the painting is “I saw the Figure 5

  23.01.2012

The Evolving Standard of Care for Pressure Ulcers

Pressure ulcers are not just “a nursing issue,” but involve the entire health care team including doctors. In this recent research study, we demonstrated that a group of physicians knew less about pressure ulcers than most nurses.

  14.01.2012

Pressure Ulcer Nomenclature and Documentation

Flawed and inconsistent wound documentation has serious risk-management implications.  This blog post will examine some fine points regarding pressure ulcer nomenclature and documentation. Many definitions and classification schemes for pressure ulcers were developed over the years and continue to be a source of confusion.  As patients move

  14.01.2012

Photographing Los Ancianos of Bolivia

This past summer I returned to South America to photograph aging, and one of these photos is featured on the December cover of The Gerontologist.  This is the flagship journal of the Gerontological Society of America.  I am often asked about my “TG” cover photos (there’s been

  3.01.2012

Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine has authored numerous articles on topics related to healthcare of the elderly. These include medical history, prevention and treatment of chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, elder neglect and abuse, and physical restraints. He has also edited a book on legal and regulatory aspects of nursing homes.