My professional reading habits have evolved over my career. I am more interested in reading about medical ethics, health care policy and the art of medicine than in studying hard science ... Patients need to know the material risks of a medicine or
Some practitioners subordinate evidence to personal belief or preference, just as some subordinate the human art of medicine to unduly rigid interpretations of science applied to the uncertainties of clinical care. ... Over the currents of modern
But back to medicine. The job of a physician is ultimately one that is about everyday human contact. ... After so many years learning the fine art of medicine, doctors should always think twice about saying goodbye to clinical practice, not least because
At Tufts University School of Medicine, third-year students now spend a day interviewing standardized patients who exhibit chronic pain and risk factors for prescription drug misuse, first-years are studying ... Pain should be treated as a disease and an
They take way too much time to use and suck the joy out of medicine. ... If a doctor is spending most of their day on data entry and click box tasks on a computer, it's a travesty to the art of medicine and what it
I've received a lot of supportive correspondence regarding my views on how electronic medical records have adversely affected the frontlines of medicine. ... I simply refuse to let healthcare information technology turn the noble art of medicine and
Those are the favorable end points that we have agreed upon within the culture of medicine. ... As physicians, we have experience both with the power of the art of medicine and with the power of the science of medicine.