patient- and family-centered care

From Classrooms to Clinics: A Former High School Teacher’s Reflections on Medicine

From Classrooms to Clinics: A Former High School Teacher’s Reflections on Medicine

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The term “doctor” can be traced to its Latin root, docēre, which means “to teach.” And indeed, teaching is ubiquitous in medicine; the residency system that trains physicians is grounded in intensive teaching and learning. Moreover, educating patients about their conditions is a primary objective for every doctor. But five years ago, I was involved(...)

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Family-Centered Rounds Encourage Patient Input in Care

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Learning medicine is like studying abroad. As a third-year medical student, you cross the border from lecture hall to hospital ward and are expected to adapt quickly to a new sets of rules, a new language, and different expectations for your behavior and role. Needless to say, it’s overwhelming. The patient experience is similar in(...)

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