The Human Touch

Posted on 11/17/2009 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthI found this article from the New York Times today particularly interesting. It’s about doctors asking the right questions of their patients, and taking the time to understand a patient’s history – rather than just “checking the right boxes.” The author tells a seemingly negligible story of a patient calling about a headache – but by asking the right questions, the doctor on the line saved the life of that patient, who was suffering from a rare postpartum condition. The …