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Study Abstracts and Articles
The Impact of Resident Training on Communication with Families in the Intensive Care Unit. Resident and Family Outcomes.
At our institution, an on-site communication training program designed for integration into medical residency programs was associated with strongly positive family member outcomes and significant improvements in residents' perceived skills. This intervention may serve to prepare residents for optimal communications with patients and family members in ICUs and elsewhere. See abstract here.
Communication Skills Training for Physicians Improves Patient Satisfaction.
System-wide relationship-centered communication skills training improved patient satisfaction scores, improved physician empathy, self-efficacy, and reduced physician burnout. Further research is necessary to examine longer-term sustainability of such interventions. Read the abstract here.
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
How Doctors Think
How Doctors Think by Jerome Croopman
What Doctors Feel
What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine by Danielle Ofri
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