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What Medical Students Can Learn From Art Museums

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.12.2016 | Arts

A hospital is not just a laboratory. A patient is not simply a diagnosis. And medicine is often more than a science. "We are pretending to be accurat...

No, You Are Not an Hysterical Female, and This Is Not Just Anxiety

Patti Digh | Posted 01.29.2017 | Women
Patti Digh

I think there are many things you could call me. You could call me stubborn. You could call me opinionated. You could even call me anxious -- when I am anxious. Just don't let that be the benchmark for my health care, or a convenient thing to write when you can't find anything else wrong, or are so intent on not listening to me that you can't hear me.

A Handy Guide to Rate Your Doctor's Bedside Manner

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 05.04.2016 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

The older we get, the more likely it is we need doctors. Finding the best physician, or other healthcare provider, can become a challenge no matter what your age. It's particularly challenging for midlifers and beyond, however. You may be older than your healthcare provider, have more complex medical issues, or be used to a model of care that is no longer followed today.

Why We Switched Hospitals Mid-Cancer Treatment

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

Medically, the first hospital did everything right. I am grateful for that. The surgeon who removed my son's tumor was one of the best pediatric neurosurgeons in the U.S. The nurses on the oncology floor did their job well. But I was miserable.

Dr. DeSanctis -- A Great Role Model for Me

Bill Marriott | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Bill Marriott

I will always love and respect this great physician not only for his superb diagnostic skills, but also because he cared for me and my dad as real people and took the time to ensure that we got the very best patient care.

Teaching Empathy in Medical School

Antonio M. Gotto, Jr., MD, DPhil | Posted 11.04.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Antonio M. Gotto, Jr., MD, DPhil

As medical educators, the most important message that we can send to our students is this: "Keep the patient at the center of everything you do." Patients visit doctors seeking help and hope. They are looking for guidance during difficult times, and they need to be treated with compassion and sensitivity.

Is This The Key To Preventing Missed Doctor Visits Among HIV Patients?

Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living

For people living with HIV, strict adherence to appointments and medication regimens is vital to managing their condition and keeping it from progress...

One Surprising Way to Gauge a Doctor's Quality

Oliver Kharraz, M.D. | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Oliver Kharraz, M.D.

There is no perfect way to judge doctor quality. But that's why it's so fortunate that health care consumers have these new tools at our disposal. Closed-loop review systems are currently one of the most powerful ways to discern doctor quality.

Why Doctors Should Shoot

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

Maybe when our new flock of medical students -- many of them immersed in all sorts of humanities programs -- become full-fledged doctors, we will no longer have the curbside conversations about inhumanities in medicine. That will be a relic of the past.

WATCH: Course Teaches Doctors To Communicate

Posted 06.18.2012 | Fifty

Practicing medicine is more than just making a diagnosis and finding a cure, it involves the fundamental aspects of communication. Concerned with t...

Humanizing the Doctor-Patient Relationship, Online

Mark Britton | Posted 07.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Britton

While the internet will never -- and should never -- replace a patient's in-person interaction with his or her doctor, it has created an unprecedented level of access to information about various symptoms and conditions, and also about the doctors themselves.

Do Doctors Deliver the Worst Customer Service?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.19.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

When you think of customer service, the image that comes to mind is a long line at a cash register, right? Yet some of the worst customer service being delivered comes from the medical community.

Should Physicians Be Cool Or Compassionate?

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 08.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

Compassion means more than "suffering with." It involves entering the mind-space of other persons so completely that one senses what the experience of illness is like for them.

Bedside Manners: Should Doctors Cry?

The New York Times | BARRON H. LERNER, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For years, medical schools and residency training programs studiously avoided the topic of emotions. Doctors learned the nuts and bolts of cancer and ...