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A Medical Humanist's Notes
Hope As A Plan of Care
In my previous blog, Dosing Hope and Reality, I responded to Dr. Gawande’s quest to help patients
DOSING HOPE AND REALITY
Two years ago, I posted a blog, Inviting Doctors to Tell Difficult Truths about this very subject
Why Every Patient Should Be Recording Appointments
Like many proactive patients, you might already bring pen and paper to your doctors’ appointments so you can take notes.
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“Doctors have a hard job. Not everybody wants to have these conversations.” This insight comes from
Empathy. It’s something all of us would agree is a valuable—and often missing—component of care. So when
Hope As A Vital Sign
Doctors caring for patients facing incurable illness often feel pressure to come up with a “miracle” treatment. But what if
Teaching What Is Un-Teachable
Poet Emily Dickinson called death “the only One You cannot find out all about.” While modern medical education
Inviting Doctors to Tell Difficult Truths
“There’s almost always, in every medical circumstance, one more thing we can try,” says Dr. Julie Bynum. But
A New Goal: To Thrive
In my last post, I asked whether a message of constant “positivity” might be silencing for patients who might need