December 11, 2023

U.S. Medical Schools Aren’t Teaching Future Doctors About 7.4 Million of Their Patients

(STAT News) – Though there are 7.4 million Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities, physicians are often uncomfortable treating them. In a recent survey of 714 Massachusetts physicians across various specialties, only 40% reported being very confident treating physically or … Read More

November 8, 2023

Studying Medicine, Nazism, and the Holocaust Crucial to Strengthening Medical Education and Ethics, Says New Work

(Medical Xpress) – Efforts to strengthen contemporary health professionals’ education and medical ethics should be informed by a robust understanding of medicine’s role within the Nazi regime, according to a new report from the Lancet Commission on Medicine, Nazism, and … Read More

June 14, 2023

‘Pushed into Humanity’: Can Learning About Storytelling Make Better Doctors?

(The Guardian) – At its core, narrative medicine aims to build greater doctor-patient empathy. By listening to and observing patients more acutely, physicians get to understand how story – experience – impacts patients diagnostically and therapeutically. Not least, narrative medicine … Read More