Stanford Medicine 25 Blog

  • Using Acting to Connect with Patients in the COVID-19 Era

    In addition to clinical training, medical students at the University of Delaware also participate in a “healthcare theater” to develop communication skills that help them build trust and personal connection with patients.

  • Why the Physical Exam Remains Valuable in Patient Care

    Although today’s climate has forced physicians to rethink the physical exam, Hyman notes that “not all is lost with the emergence of telehealth” as virtual visits lend themselves to new avenues for patient connection.

  • Telehealth Tips to Preserve Key Aspects of Patient Care

    To ensure that doctors are able to properly care for and connect with their patients via video, Stanford Medicine professors and faculty have developed guidance and best practices for conducting telehealth visits.

  • Five Practices to Strengthen the Physician-Patient Relationship

    A new study authored by Stanford Medicine 25’s Donna Zulman and Abraham Verghese shares five practices they say can “enhance physician presence and meaningful connection with patients in the clinical encounter.”…

  • Humanizing the EHR

    In a recent CLOSLER feature, Jeffery Millstein of Penn Medicine reinforces a sentiment frequently shared by Stanford Medicine 25, writing that “the clinically excellent clinician makes an effort to know each patient’s unique story, moving beyond the confines of the content within the [electronic health record] EHR.”…

  • A Diagnosis of Nelson's Syndrome

    At age 15, Gillian noticed changes in her body that did not feel typical of a young adolescent woman.

  • Physicians Can Protect the Human Connection in Medicine

    In an episode of Medscape’s “Medicine and the Machine,” Stanford Medicine 25’s Abraham Verghese and Deep Medicine author Eric Topol explain that doctors must come together as advocates for the human connection in medicine.

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