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The Power of Touch
Transcript of The Power of Touch
Let's Think About Things...
A Doctor's Touch
A Touch of Sense
Child of Indian parents who grew up in Ethiopia
Residency in Johnson City, Tennessee
his work with rural HIV patients
his interest in bedside medicine
the physician-patient relationship
Currently at Stanford
Has written multiple books and articles
My Own Country
Cutting for Stone
Other questions to consider:
If you could challenge Abraham Verghese, where would you “take him on” in the video or the article?
If you could challenge the recent graduates, what would you say to them?
"I wanted the reader to see how entering medicine was a passionate quest, a romantic pursuit, a spiritual calling, a privileged yet hazardous undertaking. It's a view of medicine I don't think too many young people see in the West because, frankly, in the sterile hallways of modern medical-industrial complexes, where physicians and nurses are hunkered down behind computer monitors, and patients are whisked off here and there for this and that test, that side of medicine gets lost."
Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone
Choose 3-5 colleagues to talk with
Discuss the questions that you choose to respond to in the pre-assignment
Participate knowledgeably in a conversation regarding the importance of PE in the physician-patient relationship
Identify ways to strengthen the physician-patient relationship in the clerkship years
Identify the common pitfalls fo the physician-patient relationship in the clerkship years
Discuss the value and limitations in patient care.
Letters to an M3
A Touch of Sense
Responses to questions