Blog post by Lisa Fields
I first met Leana Wen MD this fall when she presented Back to the Basics: the power of the patient narrative (Preview) during Medicine X at Stanford Medical School. As part of her introduction she shared in the Stanford material she stated:
“The patients’ story forms the cornerstone of medical care. Studies have shown 80% of diagnosis can be made based on the story alone, and that story-telling is the foundation for healing. “
She clearly moved the audience, both with the stories she told and the wisdom she shared.
Dr. Leana Wen is a Emergency Medicine Physician at The George Washington University Hospital. She’s also the Director, Patient-Centered Care Research for The George Washington University Hospital. She’s the author When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnose and Unnecessary Tests.
Our chat tonight is based on “Who’s my Doctor?‘ a…
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