Teaching Bedside Manner

Teaching Bedside Manner

Many patients today feel they don't get enough time with doctors and are left to manage their own care with little guidance. We look at how doctor training programs and patient advocacy groups are working to change that.

From a paternalistic "doctor knows best" attitude to what's known as patient-centered care, doctor-patient relations have been evolving for decades. But many patients today feel that despite this evolution, they don't get enough time with doctors and are left to manage their own care with little guidance. Kojo explores medical training programs and patient advocacy groups aimed at improving the doctor-patient relationship.

Guests

Mark Siegler

Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Surgery; Executive Director, Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence; Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

Santi Bhagat

Patient advocate

Rhonda Wyskiel

Registered Nurse, ICU, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Senior Research Coordinator,Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality

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