Recent article From the Sunday New York Times: "Doctor, shut up and listen!"

Ross Koppel rkoppel at SAS.UPENN.EDU
Mon Jan 12 18:29:27 UTC 2015


Yes! of course... and several things included that are wrong or 
misunderstood.

Ross Koppel, Ph.D. FACMI
Sociology Dept and Sch. of Medicine
Senior Fellow, LDI, Wharton
University of Pennsylvania, Phila, PA 19104-6299
215 576 8221 C: 215 518 0134

On 1/12/2015 12:41 PM, Robert L Wears, MD, MS, PhD wrote:
> I have to strongly agree here.  A history is not a collection of facts, but a narrative
> co-constructed by doctor and patient (and often, family).  It's much more akin to interpreting
> literature than it is to following an algorithm.
>
> And it's never 'complete'.  In any communication, there are always more possibilities than
> can be realized; something is always left out, something else also could have been said.
>
> bob
>
>






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