Heard this week
"The first question every doctor should ask when walking into an examination room is 'How are you?' — not 'How is your gallbladder, retina, or liver?' ... In this way, you are acknowledging that the patient is a unique individual and not merely a malfunctioning organism."
-David Penner, writer and patient, offers advice to medical students and residents in an open letter, encouraging them to take the time to connect with the patients they treat.