S D Med 2007 Jun;60(6):241
Patient Educ Couns 2021 07 25;104(7):1806-1813. Epub 2020 Dec 25.
RAND Corporation, 1200 South Hayes St, Arlington, VA, 22202, USA. Electronic address:
Objective: Assess correlates of advance care planning (ACP) among midlife and older adults in the United States, with attention to informal planning (e.g., conversations) and formal planning (e. Read More
J Med Humanit 2021 Mar;42(1):121-129
New York University, New York, NY, USA.
Two pediatric accidents in Jane Austen's Persuasion (1818) and one in Margaret Oliphant's The Doctor's Family (1863) are examined from the point of view of trauma management with analysis of contributing risk factors, medical management, concerns of parents and bystanders, and course of recovery. Risk factors for injury are impulsivity, poor supervision, and parents who are unable to set limits. Medical attention is swift and competent, but no heroic measures are used; the management of the injuries, concussion with loss of consciousness and dislocation of the collar bone, is consistent with the way these conditions are, for the most part, still managed today, and successful recovery depends on careful nursing and rest. Read More
Clin Teach 2020 02 15;17(1):36-40. Epub 2019 Apr 15.
Leeds Institute of Medical Education, Leeds, UK.
Background: Previous research on the transition from student to doctor has indicated that new doctors are 'ill prepared' to start work. Subsequent efforts to improve preparation in the UK have involved increasing practical experience for final-year students through an assistantship period. This study further explored new doctors' experiences of transition in light of recent critiques of preparedness and the first author's own experience of the transition. Read More
J Med Humanit 2019 Dec;40(4):591-605
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Office Room # 310 | Lyceum Building, Trichy, Tamilnadu, 620 015, India.
Effective doctor patient relationships are predicated on doctors' relational engagement and affective/holistic communication with the patients. On the contrary, the contemporary healthcare and patient-clinician communication are at odds with the desirable professional goals, often resulting in dehumanization and demoralization of patients. Besides denigrating the moral agency of a patient such apathetic interactions and unprofessional approach also affect the treatment and well-being of the sufferer. Read More
Can Fam Physician 2018 03;64(3):176-180
GP, a medical educator, and Senior Medical Advisor, Education Progression with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in Melbourne.
Objective: To raise awareness of narrative-based medicine (NBM) as a valuable approach to the consultation, which, if practised more widely by GPs, would convey considerable benefits to both patients and physicians.Sources Of Information: Principally, the perspectives of 2 of NBM's key proponents, Rita Charon and John Launer.Main Message: This first in a series of 3 articles outlines what NBM is and its benefits. Read More