pulse_blog_banner_200x216pixels Day of Reckoning by Suzanne Minor Our patients' decisions are their own...but it may make them no more easy to understand. In this essay, Dr. Minor explores her own reactions to, and challenges with, accepting the decisions made by a patient.
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Pulse Conundrum by Matthew Hirschtritt A third-year medical student’s narrative of wrestling with the discord between the patient he pictured when reading her medical record and the patient he met after walking into the exam room. A contemplation of chronic illness and hidden strengths.
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Positive Exposure Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder by Dr. Nancy Snyderman Photographer Rick Guidotti is a renowned fashion photographer who has worked in Milan, Paris and New York. Fifteen years ago, he saw the images of patients in medical textbooks and the experience changed his life.
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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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New York Times Doctors 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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