When doctors get sick, they discover fissures in the health system that they didn’t know existed. They learn that seemingly small annoyances they never paid attention to as doctors — like long waiting times or a broken television in a hospital room — really are a big deal when you are the patient. Even doctors who thought of themselves as compassionate recognize they can do better once they experience life as a patient.The book's author is Columbia University psychiatrist Dr. Robert Klitzman. Click here to read the entire review.
Saturday, February 09, 2008
The patient's perspective...what a concept!
Check out the New York Times book review of "When Doctors Become Patients"; an excerpt: