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New study finds that female physicians are more at risk for burnout. By Maiysha Claireborne, M.D.

Better caregiving requires health care systems that are designed to promote stronger patient-doctor relationships and inter-professional cooperation. By David Leach, M.D.

One doctor believes physicians must be

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Why we trust doctors more if we can relate to them. By Olivia Campbell (@liviecampbell).

5 ways to make a connection with previously unreachable patients include the "5  R's": respect, reflection, regard, relevance and resiliency. By Tracy Cardin, ACNP (@tcardin1).

Doctors feel uneasy

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Repairing “difficult” patient-clinician relationships involves the clinician acknowledging his/her part in the conflict. By Denise M. Dudzinski, PhD, MTS, Professor & Chair of the Department of Bioethics & Humanities at UW School of Medicine, and Carrol Alvarez, MS, RN.

Prescribing opioids safely: How

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Best Practices in Relational Skills Training for Medical Trainees and Providers: a recent Academic Pediatrics article written by Eran Magen, PhD, (@eranmagen) Scientific Director of the Center for Supportive Relationships, and Horace M. DeLisser, MD, Associate Dean for Professionalism and Humanism at

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A Doctor Experiences Pain, and it’s a Window Toward Empathy: an insightful Boston Globe piece about Dr. Paul Konowitz's own experience as a patient, and how that changed his medical practice. Written by Kevin Cullen (@GlobeCullen).

Doctors believe patients understand their care

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She Nearly Died at Her Own Hospital, and it Taught Her How to be a Better Doctor: a moving article about Dr. Rana Adwish, MD, Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program and Critical Care Medicine at Henry Ford Medical Center. Reported

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How e-Health Technology Can Help Physicians Form Stronger Relationships with Patients, by Sophia Wang, MD, an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine.

An Interview with the Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer, Adrienne Boissy, MD (@boissyad), about her new

Think about the last person you interacted with. Ask yourself: If my relationship with that person is like a bank account, what is my account balance? Do I have a lot of credit with this person, or have I been making withdrawals without any deposits? The answers will give you

Safety Through Games


A few days ago, I went hiking with friends in beautiful Mt. Tamalpais, north of San Francisco. Along came their two young daughters, ages almost-7 and 4. We chose a path that took us up from the mountain down to the ocean. Most of the path was