Relationships in Medicine: March 2017 Roundup

Top tweets from our Relationships in Medicine Twitter page: @SUPR_Medicine

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 plans, even though many patients do not, as reported in the qualitative study Communication Behaviors and Patient Autonomy in Hospital Care: A Qualitative Study. Written by Zackary Berger, MD, PhD, Emily Boss M.D.Mary Catherine Beach M.D., M.P.H.

Strategies for Acing the Fundamentals and Mitigating Legal and Ethical Consequences of Poor Physician-Patient Communication: an AMA Journal of Ethics article that discusses the state of physician communication skills and gives recommendations for improving physician-patient communication.

Which qualities patients desire most in their physicians? Study conducted through ZocDoc, (@ZocDoc).

Could Smartglass Rehumanize the Physician Patient Relationship? A new Google Glass-powered remote scribe service could change the way doctors interact with patients. An interview with Audmedix co-founder Pelu Tran (@PeluTran) conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt.

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