Under Pressure, Hospitals Push Physicians To Improve Their Bedside Manners

(By – Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health Care News)

A doctor’s training hasn’t historically focused on sensitivity. And too often while juggling heavy workloads and high stress, they can be viewed as brusque, condescending or inconsiderate. A 2011 study, for instance, found barely more than half of recently hospitalized patients said they experienced compassion when getting health care, despite widespread agreement among doctors and patients that kindness is valuable and important. Read more…

 

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