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Duke MedicineWhat Would you Do if It Were Your Kid? By David Korones, MD While healthcare workers are frequently asked the question, “What would you do if this were your loved one?” answering it remains a great challenge.
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New York TimesA Life Lesson Learned in Medical School Maggie Kozel’s first patient cured her of certainty forever.
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New York TimesTesting the Limits of ‘Terminal’ When a patient’s health declines rapidly, it can be impossible to determine the cause, and whether aggressive or comfort care is the best next step.
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The Journal of the American Medical AssociationAdverbs by Khanjan Baxi Shah, MD Medicine is not mathematics. Uncertainty is in fact truth. Logic is often unbound to reality. Humility lies in Adverbs. A story of uncertain diagnosis.
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reaction, emotion, decision, patient, relationship, mistake, empathy, outcomes, boundariesInterview with Danielle Ofri, Author of What Doctors Feel (26:33) Discussion of the impact a provider’s emotional reaction has on the way we treat patients. Also discusses relationships between providers and patients.
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YouTubeDaniel Kahneman Interview by the Guardian (4min) Kahneman discusses the relationship between reactions, congition, and biases.
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Harvard Business ReviewDecisions and Desire – Harvard Business Review Emotions guide decision-making in ways that may challenge our view of “the rational mind”.
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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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