Posts filed under: Physician Training

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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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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