Thursday Review: “When Physicians and Patients Think Alike: Patient-Centered Beliefs and Their Impact on Satisfaction and Trust”

Patient-centered medicine is important for patients and physicians alike. Patients help steer the treatment and care they receive. Physicians are relieved from the burden of having to be godlike guardians of life and death. Both are able to dialogue about what the best course of action might be for this particular patient.

Yet in spite of the general effectiveness of patient-centeredness, write Dr. Edward Krupat, et al., it is reasonable to ask whether a one-size-fits-all approach to patient care is the best one.
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Thursday Review: “Physician and Nursing Perceptions Concerning Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration”

There is no single profession which can meet all patients’ needs, Vasiliki Matziou et al. begin. The authors later explain it’s quite the opposite: when healthcare professionals collaborate, there are better health outcomes, higher patient satisfaction, and lower costs.1, 2

This much is known, but what influences how well nurses and physicians communicate? What exactly does each side feel they bring to each other?

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Thursday Review: “The Association Between a Sense of Calling and Physician Well-Being”

This November, the Thursday Reviews will be dedicated to some of the literature available on Resilience and Burnout. We’ll be examining how storytelling and narrative are essential to healthcare providers’ well-being.

Nov. 2 | Nov. 9 | Nov. 16 | Wed., Nov. 22 | Nov. 30

Healthcare As More Than a 9-To-5

Looking at work satisfaction studies among primary care physicians and psychiatrists, John D. Yoon, Brendan M. Daley, and Farr A. Curlin noticed that they primarily addressed the issue as if providing health care were any other job.
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