A controlled experiment in teaching students to respond to patients' emotional concerns.

@article{Wolf1987ACE,
  title={A controlled experiment in teaching students to respond to patients' emotional concerns.},
  author={Fredric M. Wolf and James O. Woolliscroft and Judith G. Calhoun and Grace J Boxer},
  journal={Journal of medical education},
  year={1987},
  volume={62 1},
  pages={25-34}
}
Medical education faces increasing criticism because of the perception that it is difficult to produce physicians who are both technically competent and compassionate. One approach to addressing this problem is to train physicians to address the emotional concerns that patients experience as a result of their medical problems. Results of the authors' randomized, controlled experiment in training medical students to respond to patients' emotional concerns provide evidence of the efficacy and… CONTINUE READING