Atlantic How to Teach Doctors Empathy "Being a good doctor requires an understanding of people, not just science." Increasing physician empathy skills provides a better experience for the patient, the doctor, and overall better outcomes on both ends.
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TED What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger discusses the results of his adult development study, sharing what factors truly contribute to finding happiness.
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New York Times Why Doctors Care About Happiness "The association of happiness and health remains a potent touchstone in both popular and medical culture. In practical terms, which actually causes the other is less relevant than the fact that both are important."
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Duke Medicine What 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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reaction, emotion, decision, patient, relationship, mistake, empathy, outcomes, boundaries Interview 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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YouTube Daniel Kahneman Interview by the Guardian Kahneman discusses the relationship between reactions, congition, and biases.
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Harvard Business Review Decisions 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 Times At 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 MD When 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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