Sorry doctor, you’re already an actor

Following one of my recent articles on how physicians can improve their communication skills and ultimately help attain better patient outcomes, I received an interesting comment from a physician. It went something like this: “Sorry, but I’m not an actor.” This response typifies a small (but not insignificant) subset of responses I get when I’m discussing and promoting techniques that any doctor can utilize to better their skills in this area (I secretly also enjoy trying to engage doctors like this and convince them to see differently). And while I don’t claim to have any monopoly of eternal wisdom on this issue, I do think I’ve got a sense of people in general, and what our ...

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