Tricks from storytelling could make articles more engaging, says Paul Simpson.
Carolyn ThomasLove this! How stories can make your writing less boring:
"Astonishing that introductions to so many academic articles are so dull. The great shame is not the dreary writing, but the lost opportunity to capture minds and influence thinking." go.shr.lc/32wHaWJ@pjsimpso
Facebook is a great place to unload after a long day at work. But what if you work in an emergency room, where privacy is paramount? And what if the thing you want to discuss is not the evening traffic or a grumpy colleague but your patients?
Carolyn Thomas@medicalaxioms Also: omit all potential identifiers like the date of procedure, time of day, Dx (all were cited in firing of Rhode Island ER doc in 2011: "....she wrote enough that others in the community could identify the patient")
In their new book Compassionomics, two doctors review the field of compassion research. Their finding? When physicians take time to connect and express care, both patients and doctors benefit.
Carolyn Thomas40 seconds of compassion: "When people spent time doing good for others, it changed their perception of time to make them feel they had more of it. For doctors, this point is crucial; 56% say they don't have time to be empathetic." n.pr/2W5ZVNh@npr #compassionomics
The patient's loved ones say using the robot to deliver the news was "an atrocity".
Carolyn ThomasIt's official. The world is going straight to hell... 🤦♀️
What on earth was the doctor speaking on the video robot screen thinking? & nurse to dying man's wife at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Fremont, CA: "This is our policy, this is how we do things."