Patients don’t care what you know until they know that you care

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Nice post on doctoring and the importance of the human touch:

Listen and never lose compassion for people; remember you are human; even doctors make mistakes; please be patient with yourself; look for health, not just disease; warm your hands; don’t be afraid to use your intuition; put down the pen, turn off the computer, and then put your hands on the patient and look, listen, feel, and smell, but never judge; look your patients in the eyes; take time to mentor young people because it makes you a better person and a better professional when you take time to share what you know; and the best way to learn is to teach.

The word “doctor” is derived from the Latin word docere, meaning to show or teach. Doctors are really teachers. But I learned a long time ago that patients don’t care what you know until they know that you care.

Patients don’t care what you know until they know that you care.

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2 thoughts on “Patients don’t care what you know until they know that you care

  1. My friend was blessed to have a doctor who met the above description. Although she wasn’t able to be saved, the care she received was priceless, she knew her doctor cared and used every tool in her arsenal to heal the spirit, mind and body.Her spirit and mind found the cure through the caring touch, intuition, and warm compassion. Although the disease was too far gone to save her body, her last days were of knowing her doctor truly cared about her total well being. There’s much more to “the cure” than saving the body.

  2. Pingback: Patients don’t care what you know until they know that you care | nowportal.com

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