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Academic Medicine Podcast

Dec 30, 2020

"You are here. Be with her. You are good enough."

Nursing doctoral candidate Lisa Cross recounts the story of a hospice patient and her visiting son, reminding us we are each good enough to be present for what the moment requires.

This essay placed in the 2020 Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest and...

Dec 28, 2020

"Taking a few extra minutes to get to know our patients on a deeper and more human level can help unearth forgotten passions that were once dear to them. This reminder of their unique experiences can empower them to continue to find meaning in their lives, no matter what circumstances they may face."

Medical student...

Dec 23, 2020

"Healing comes from genuine interpersonal connection, and I will take this lesson to heart as I enter my career as a nurse."

Recent nursing graduate Sonia Max reflects on an interaction with a pediatric patient and how the nurse-patient divide was bridged by looking beyond the technical aspects of nursing to connect...

Dec 21, 2020

"I fear that assessment and instruction on bedside manner may dissociate the people skills from the person. Bedside manner should be streetside manner and couchside manner and barside manner and grocery storeside manner without geographic dependence."

Medical student Grace Ferri reflects on how life experiences outside...

Dec 16, 2020

“We all left the room with an understanding of how our differences were not bigger than our similarities. That day, I learned from my students more than I had previously in my career as a health professions educator.”

Dr. Leonor Corsino reflects on an unexpected conversation about inclusion with her students and...