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Teaching medicine as a human experience: a patient-doctor relationship course for faculty and first-year medical students.
Annals of Inter Med (1991)
  • William T. Branch, Jr. Md, MACP, Emory University
Abstract
We developed a required, longitudinal course for first-year medical students that addressed the patient-doctor relationship. Our course linked understanding patients' experiences and perspectives on illness with listening to, talking with, and establishing a rapport with patients while obtaining their medical histories. Learning was enhanced by use of an interdisciplinary faculty and by small-group continuity and faculty mentoring. Our curriculum adapted problem-based, self-directed educational methods to convey medical humanism. We focused on bedside interviewing as the means for exploring patients' social, emotional, and ethical concerns
Keywords
  • patient-doctor relationship,
  • first-year medical students
Publication Date
1991
Citation Information
William T. Branch. "Teaching medicine as a human experience: a patient-doctor relationship course for faculty and first-year medical students." Annals of Inter Med (1991)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/william_t_branch_jr/20/