Teaching Doctors TO CARE

Thornburgh, Nathan
May 2006
Time International (South Pacific Edition);5/29/2006, Issue 21, p46
The article reports that medical schools of the United States have asked its students to spend valuable time trailing a patient instead of a doctor. Medical educators are beginning to realize that empathy is as valuable to a doctor as any clinical skill. Medical schools are trying to make closer partnerships between students and patients into the principal clinical experience. It is the most significant curriculum reform in two decades.


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