Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Some news you can use

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some doctors might improve their bedside manner by honing their creative writing skills, a small study suggests.

Yale University researchers found that medical residents who completed a creative writing workshop felt the experience helped them better view their patients as people, and not just medical cases.

The effect, according to the researchers, seems to stem from the fact that the residents not only reflected on their own emotions and the experiences of their patients, but also wrote it down as a story.

full story here.

Thank you, Pamela, for the link

1 comment:

C. Dale said...

Why do I immediately want to say this is bunk? Anyway, interesting.