Teaching What Is Un-Teachable

February 27, 2013 by celia

Poet Emily Dickinson called death “the only One You cannot find out all about.” While modern medical education (more…)

Inviting Doctors to Tell Difficult Truths

February 21, 2013 by celia

“There’s almost always, in every medical circumstance, one more thing we can try,” says Dr. Julie Bynum. But  (more…)

Will Accessing Lab Results Cause More Stress, or Less?

January 25, 2013 by celia

If waiting for test results can be stressful, having direct or immediate access to them poses its own challenges.  (more…)

In A Few Words, Showing Empathy for Anxious Patients

January 16, 2013 by celia

The receptionist cradled the telephone between her ear and shoulder as she jotted down the patient’s message.


How to Invite A Patient to Speak Up

December 21, 2012 by celia

Doctors interested in empowering their patients to speak freely could begin by handing them this workbook.