Data can be useful, but the patient needs to be our priority
One thing I find myself doing on a daily basis in my job as a paramedic is telling stories. Not only is it a way of relaying information about my patients when transferring care to another health care practitioner, but it is essential in the way I continue to learn Continua a leggere
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As an internist at Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, Rita Charon realized that more could be gained from learning a patient’s story than just charting symptoms as a series of head-to-toe facts. Encompassing health and sickness in a storied structure, with form, frame, characters, plot, and point of view—skills Charon learned while pursuing a PhD in English at Columbia University—had clinical significance. Continua a leggere