On listening

September 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/9/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 6, p562
Academic Journal
An essay is presented of how good listening help with patients' healing. It discusses that when patients are allowed to tell their story, they are no longer isolates in their suffering. Telling their story may also help them to achieve critical distance from their pain. The author asserts that in truly listening their patients, physicians learn invaluable lessons from those making their journey ahead of them.


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