EVERY DAY, NEW SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGHS are leading to innovative new treatments for disease. But is science alone enough? For many patients—and their physicians—good health goes well beyond medical interventions. In UVA’s Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, medical and nursing students and faculty learn to look at patients holistically—tapping into their personal experiences and backgrounds to help them heal.
“We help our students and colleagues learn to pay the right attention to their patients, to find out who they are outside the exam room,” says Daniel Becker, MD, MPH. “Who were they before they were sick? Do they have support from family or friends? There are ways of listening and seeing that lead to improved outcomes.”….http://pulse.uvahealth.com/stories/fostering-the-art-of-medicine
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