Latest Narrative medicine Stories

2009-09-23 07:30:00

Training also improves attitudes about patients and their care Training in mindfulness meditation and communication can alleviate the psychological distress and burnout experienced by many physicians and can improve their well-being, University of Rochester Medical Center researchers report in today's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The training also can expand a physician's capacity to relate to patients and enhance patient-centered care, according to the...

2008-06-15 09:00:22

An expert on doctor-patient communication will speak at University Medical Center on Tuesday in a free lecture that's open to the public. Dr. Rita Charon, a professor of clinical medicine and director of the narrative medicine program at Columbia University, has spent much of her career researching ways that doctors can improve their ability to empathize with patients coping with illness. The Columbia program encourages the study of literature in order to better understand patients'...

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