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New York TimesAt the Bedside: Stay Stoic, or Display Emotion, by Barron H. Lerner, MD For years, students were taught to avoid demonstrating emotion to patients, without consideration of the individual provider-patient relationship. While many still argue for emotional distance in the name of objectivity, newer research questions this approach.
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Kevin MDWhen a patient evokes an emotional reaction from a physician by Brian Goldman, MD Some patients are “difficult” not because of their pathology, but because they evoke reactions in their providers.
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New York TimesDoctors Have Feelings, Too by Danielle Ofri – New York Times The impact our emotional reactions can have on the way we treat patients.
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Death Over DinnerDeath Over Dinner How we want to die represents the most important and costly conversation America isn’t having. In response, The Conversation Project has gathered dozens of healthcare and wellness leaders to cast an unflinching eye at end of life, and has created an uplifting interactive adventure that transforms this seemingly difficult conversation into one of deep engagement, insight and empowerment.
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TEDxWe Need a Heroic Narrative for Death by Amanda Bennett A powerful talk arguing that having hope for a happy ending of a loved one’s life does not warrant a diagnosis of “denial.” A call to match the heroic narratives we have in life with a heroic narrative for death.
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YouTubeDying Father has Last First Dance with Daughter by Gabe Gutierrez Video and short text - Rachel Wolf had always dreamed of her wedding - gown, makeup, guests, and family. When her father, Dr. James Wolf, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and had only 3 months to live, she knew she had to find a way, groom or no groom, to have a first dance with him.
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TEDxLet’s Talk About Dying by Peter Saul A discussion of the success of intensive care and how that has impacted how we die, and how we react to others’ death in the 21st Century.
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New York TimesA Good Death by Joshua Bright One Man’s Passing - A slideshow of images depicting a “good death.”
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TEDxShould We Be Afraid of Death? by Stephen Cave Why are humans afraid to die? Four stories we tell ourselves about death in reaction to our fear.
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