2-2-1 AUGUST VERSION
2 questions; 2 podcasts & 1 article
What if the last 2 questions of virtually every appointment/meeting/discharge with patients were: A) Are you going to tell anyone else about our time together and what we discussed/agreed upon together today? (check for loneliness) B) Would you mind telling me what you are going to tell them?? (check for understanding)
What if docs (healthcare workers) asked patients, “who are your 3 people who would drop everything for you and be by your side immediately and for as long as needed?” (if can’t come up with 3, how might healthcare help them to find them?) What if, for these patients, the prescription to build community was as important as the drugs they are leaving with to assist their condition?
This month – the focus in on educating from a physician perspective and chose 2 podcasts that I think exemplify doctor’s role in continuous learning for both patients and docs.
AMA Doc Talk- Season 1 https://medicine.umich.edu/medschool/news/medical-school-associate-dean-tackles-difficult-discussions-patients-new-ama-podcast - I happen to know Raj and if you have time for just one episode, I recommend this one about talking about telling patients they are going to die and the role of listening more, behaving the same way you do with friends and family, and thinking about patient as a partner to build relationship with sincere, authentic interest. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/t