We were surprised to discover that there was no Facebook group just for parents of medical students. After all, parents of medical students could also benefit from being able to talk with one another, exchange ideas and stories, struggles and triumphs.



You can find the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1927685407461022/ .

If you are

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Article identifies best practices in relational skills training for medical trainees and providers. By Eran Magen, PhD, (@eranmagen), Scientific Director of the Center for Supportive Relationships, and Horace DeLisser, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Community of physicians

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2017 summer reading for compassionate clinicians, as recommended by the Gold Foundation. By Molly Olmsted.

An E.R. doctor's account of breaking his emotional walls and empathizing more with patients. By Jeffrey McWilliams, M.D. (@Erdocjgm)

JAMA study finds that doctors' narratives center around the importance

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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