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The evolving patient-doctor relationship

When I was in medical school, physicians used a now archaic term to describe patients who didn’t follow doctors’ orders: noncompliant. I laugh when I think about what the old time doctors meant. 509 more words

Healthy Living

Thought Leadership - Empathy's involvement in Patient Engagement

Earlier this year, I had introduced you to “lifestyle philosopher” and Oxford University Professor, Roman Krznaric and his work on empathy’s role in our world today. 1,430 more words

World View

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Bonding with patients in my age group is pretty cool

I am a 34 year old, husband, and father.   I sacrificed my 20’s to learn medicine and finally have a chance to practice.   Now, being a parent, it is great to be able to share stories with patient’s in my peer-group who have small children.   461 more words

My Experiences In Medicine

Dr. Aw: The medical revolution will be digitized, so let's count the ways

Back in the late ’90s, I can remember driving to a hospital in southwestern Ontario, where some colleagues were going to demonstrate the latest in medical technology: It was a remote consultation system that allowed neurologists in London, Ont., to assess stroke patients in the province’s far-flung rural communities. 879 more words


Being mindful of empathy

THE human mind is complex – it has no physical form but we all have one and need it to function in day to day life. 409 more words

Empathy And Healthcare

DIY* medicine: do you know when you need to see a doctor and when you don't?

 *DIY: do it yourself.

As doctors we are trained to know a lot about disease, how to cure or how to make people suffer less, at the very least. 894 more words

Healthy Living

A Matter of Trust

Even before my cancer diagnosis three years ago I understood that trust is one of the central features of the patient-physician relationship. Ideally when I come under a physician’s care I should trust in my doctor’s competency and in their commitment to me as a patient. 864 more words