Theater Classes Help Docs’ Bedside Manners
"We know that focusing and understanding the emotion and the viewpoint of the patient leads to all sorts of better things."
- Dr. Alan Dow, residency director/researcher
Richmond, Virginia, USA - New evidence suggests that a bit of theatrics can help doctors become better caregivers.
Focus was placed on the impact that body language, eye contact, verbal cues and attentiveness have on patient-doctor communications, and the skills taught appeared to significantly improve both a physician's bedside manner and patient trust.