thriving-in-scrubs Thriving in Scrubs: How Much Time Do I Have, Doctor? Fictional accounts of medical encounters often feature the conversation when a patient asks their doctor to predict the outcome of their disease. Doctors in real life have to answer these questions, too, but without the benefit of a pre-written script. Thinking about prognostication means trying to answer difficult questions, but more importantly trying to get to the heart of what the patient may really be wondering. It’s about trying to connect with the heart of what patients need in times of uncertainty about their health. It’s also about understanding how these conversations affect us doctors as people who struggle with some of the same questions ourselves.
Contributor: Adam SapersteinOctober 30, 2019Topics: / / / / / / Keywords: /
thriving-in-scrubs Thriving in Scrubs: Normal People At some point in their education, doctors start talking about “normal people” with a mixture of envy and curiosity. Why do doctors feel this distance from others, and from the parts of their own selves outside of their profession? We talk to Nicole, Sarah and Emma, three OBGYN residents at different stages of training about how they recognize, love and forgive the normal parts of themselves. Spoiler alert: it’s all about the friends who keep us from feeling alone.
Contributor: Adam SapersteinOctober 30, 2019Topics: / / Keywords: / / /
on being One family's struggle with schizophrenia Krista Tippett talks with a family struggling with schizophrenia. This is a listen or a read (transcript)
Contributor: Francesca CiminoMarch 6, 2019Topics: / / Keywords: / /
The New Yorker Letting go What should medicine do when it can't save you? Dr. Atul Gawande examines the way doctors try to approach death and dying - sometimes well, often inadequately.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoDecember 5, 2018Topics: / / / Keywords: / / /
New York Times How long have I got left? A young neurosurgeon describes his struggle with living and dying, in the framework of incurable cancer.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoDecember 5, 2018Topics: / / / Keywords: / / / /
Why Perfectionism is a 20-ton shield (~3min) Why we are driven by 'what people think'?
Contributor: Francesca CiminoOctober 1, 2018Topics: / / / / / / Keywords: / / /
Shame, guilt, and the medical learner Shame and guilt are subjective emotional responses that occur in response to negative events such as the making of mistakes or an experience of mistreatment, and have been studied extensively in the field of psychology. Despite their potentially damaging effects and ubiquitous presence in everyday life, very little has been written about the impact of shame and guilt in medical education.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoOctober 1, 2018Topics: / / / / / Keywords: / / / /
TED_light_200x200 The Art of Listening (first 5 min, last 20 min) Listening — to loved ones, strangers, faraway places — is an act of generosity and a source of discovery. In this episode, TED speakers describe how we change when we listen deeply.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoMay 7, 2018Topics: / / /
NYT Doctors, Revolt! The real work is compassion, empathy, and listening....
Contributor: Francesca CiminoFebruary 26, 2018Topics: / / / / Keywords: / / / /