Sunday, September 19, 2010

Study Indicates Better Way to Care for Patients



VOAVideo: Study Indicates Better Way to Care for Patients

In medical school, students learn how to diagnose and manage a patient's medical concerns. But non-medical issues - a patient's emotional state, caretaker responsibilities, job status or access to care can be just as important. A new study finds that medical students who are trained to ask about issues affecting patients' lives in addition to their physical problems are better able to help their patients. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.

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