zaterdag 23 juni 2012

Training doctors empathy

This article (Can Doctors Learn Empathy?) describes a study (Improving Empathy and Relational Skills in Otolaryngology Residents) that shows that it is possible to teach doctors empathy. According to the article: Empathy has always been considered an essential component of compassionate care, and recent research has shown that its benefits go far beyond the exam room. Greater physician empathy has been associated with fewer medical errors, better patient outcomes and more satisfied patients. It also results in fewer malpractice claims and happier doctors.

vrijdag 15 juni 2012

Let there be light

Let there be light is a very interesting movie by the US army from 1946 that documents how traumatized soldiers were treated after World War II. The film will not forever be available on this place. It is worthwhile to look at the "Film Notes" to the right of the film. At the bottom they contain a number of link to other sources, including films.