Stanford Medicine 25 Blog

  • Bedside Teaching is a Powerful Learning Tool in the ICU

    An analysis by Christopher Cheney in HealthLeaders discusses the importance of teaching at the bedside in the ICU--it's a challenging and unique environment due to “the medical complexity of the patients [and] the time pressure.”…

  • How AI Can Improve the EHR and Bedside Medicine

    In a recent JAMA Network Viewpoint feature, Stanford Medicine 25’s Abraham Verghese and Sonoo Thadaney readily endorse artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine, describing its promise as “undeniable.” But they also emphasize an overlooked opportunity, specifically how AI can “help clinicians deliver better and more humanistic care.”…

  • Medical Students Recognize Importance of Bedside Manner

    Truly caring for the patient begins at the bedside with observation, examination and connection. An article in In Training – “Why is Bedside Manner Important” – describes the value of taking time to engage with patients at the bedside because a “chart can only reveal so much.”…

  • Using Riddles as Medical Teaching Tools

    In a recent article in The American Journal of Medicine (AMjMED), Stanford Medicine 25’s Abraham Verghese advocates for riddles as a teaching tactic.

  • AI is Doing More to Help Keep Doctors at the Bedside

    Prompted by the release of Sense.ly’s “Molly,” a new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered avatar, a Forbes article examined “how humans and machines can work together to improve and transform” health care.

  • Teaching the “Intangibles” of Medicine

    An editorial on Healio.com highlights the importance of “intangibles” in medicine, primarily the connection between patient and provider. In the commentary, Leonard H. Calabrese, a rheumatologist and course director at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, shares concern that empathy and mindfulness are pieces of medicine “we know very little about.”…

  • Empathy and the Physical Exam Remain Essential Components of Medicine

    A recent article in Quartz says that while machine-learning technology is becoming more “pervasive in the health system,” empathy may be becoming obsolete… even though “it’s one of the reasons why people trust doctors."…

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