“There’s almost always, in every medical circumstance, one more thing we can try,” says Dr. Julie Bynum. But
A Medical Humanist's Notes
In my last post, I asked whether a message of constant “positivity” might be silencing for patients who might need
Nicole Haran’s “Do Great” video features cancer survivors declaring their desire to hear “you will do great.”
I recently spoke with two physicians about what patients understand the words “treatable” and “incurable” to mean.
If waiting for test results can be stressful, having direct or immediate access to them poses its own challenges.
The receptionist cradled the telephone between her ear and shoulder as she jotted down the patient’s message.
Doctors interested in empowering their patients to speak freely could begin by handing them this workbook.
Brian Gawlik had been managing his illness for over a decade when we interviewed him in 2008.
When I receive the letter, I do not recognize the return address on the envelope, but “MD” alerts me it is from a physician.