Posts filed under: Physician Empathy

Can 360-Degree Reviews Help Surgeons? Evaluation of Multi-source Feedback for Surgeons in a Multi-Institutional Quality Improvement Project. Journal of the American College of Surgeons.  Nurudeen S, Kwakye G, Berry WR, Chaikof EL, Lillemoe KD, Millham F, Rubin M, Schwaitzberg S, Shamberger RC, Zinner MJ, Sato L, Lipsitz S, Gawande Atul, Haynes AB. (J Am Coll Surg. 2015......
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Physicians’ Empathy and Clinical Outcomes for Diabetic Patients. Academic Medicine: March 2011 – Volume 86 – Issue 3 – pp 359-364. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3182086fe1. Authors: Hojat, Mohammadreza PhD; Louis, Daniel Z. MS; Markham, Fred W. MD; Wender, Richard MD; Rabinowitz, Carol; Gonnella, Joseph S. MD. From the abstract: “The hypothesis of a positive relationship between physicians’......
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While healthcare organizations can learn from the 360-degree feedback systems successfully used by businesses, it is not advisable to use their surveys and protocol, but rather to select one that is designed for healthcare and hospitals. The following are four essential healthcare-specific criteria for measuring and increasing the practice and people skills of physicians:   1.......
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Good to Great: Using 360-Degree Feedback to Improve Physician Emotional Intelligence. Published in the Journal of Healthcare Management; Sep/Oct 2014, Vol. 59 Issue 5, p354. Authors: Hammerly, Milton E.; Harmon, Larry; Schwaitzberg, Steven D. From the abstract: “The article presents a study which uses a 360-degree anonymous feedback surveys to examine improvement opportunities for physician’s emotional......
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While healthcare has readily adopted Pay-for-Performance relating to technical skills, perhaps the time has come to embrace Pay-for-Professionalism for physicians. Should we admit that these non-technical skills matter enough for a new approach? If physician productivity is important enough to be incentivized, shouldn’t we do the same for professionalism? A wealth of research has shown a correlation......
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