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More on “Bed-Side Manner”
In February 2005,
DB’s Medical Rants
brought up a discussion of bed-side manner related to a news item
about a woman whose physician called and told her that she had a terminal cancer and then hung up the phone. This act, which she considered rude, led, after her death, to her donation of a trust fund of two million dollars given to a local medical school to teach the students better “bed-side manner”. The issue of whether or how bed-side manner can be taught is discussed in the comments section of the blog.
In March 2005, I discussed
here the suggestion in the literature that method acting be used to enhance the appearance of empathy in the doctor-patient relationship.
There is no doubt that problems in doctor-patient relationships are not rare. However, there is great doubt, at least in my mind, that theatrical acting on the part of the physician will improve the problems. ..Maurice.