Caring for her father after his stroke helps the author heal old wounds.
An artist and physician team up to examine the role of acting in the clinical setting
What is empathy, and how can it be taught to young doctors?
In an excerpt from physician Danielle Ofri’s latest book, a heroin addict makes a group of medical residents rethink their assumptions.
There’s ample proof that physician empathy can benefit doctors as well as patients. Next challenge: teaching medicine’s softer side.
In his new novel, The Spirit of the Place, Samuel Shem explores what it means for physicians to meet high expectations.
In an excerpt from his novel Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese examines the importance of words of comfort.
Is watching the same as doing? Both depend on a newly discovered neuron, which helps explain how humans connect.
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