Tag: bedside manner
Changing the Way We Communicate About Patients
From BMJ Opinion: "A 53 year old woman with right lower quadrant abdominal pain. A 36 year old acutely suicidal man off psych meds. A...
The MD and the Imaginary Eating Disorder
He could have asked me if there was a specific event that had precipitated my suicide attempt. He could have asked if I had a history of trauma. He could have simply asked, “What happened?” “What are you feeling?” or “So what’s going on?” Nope. He chose to open our meeting with an accusatory remark about a make-believe eating disorder.