Toward creating physician-healers: fostering medical students' self-awareness, personal growth, and well-being.

@article{Novack1999TowardCP,
  title={Toward creating physician-healers: fostering medical students' self-awareness, personal growth, and well-being.},
  author={Dennis H. Novack and Ronald Epstein and Randall H Paulsen},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  year={1999},
  volume={74 5},
  pages={516-20}
}
To restore the "humanism" in medical care, medical education needs to espouse the goal of creating physician-healers. Critical, and often neglected, factors in healing are the personal development and well-being of the healer. Unexamined attitudes and biases and personal stress can interfere with patient care. Personal awareness and well-being can contribute to physicians' using their emotional reactions to patients for their patients' benefit. The authors suggest goals and objectives for… CONTINUE READING