Talk 2015 April 9 @ 12pm.
Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds.
Larry R. Churchill, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Ann Geddes Stahlman Chair in Medical Ethics, Vanderbilt University.
What skills and traits do the best clinicians use to create healing relationships with patients? How do clinicians become “healers,” that is, effective in making the relationship itself have therapeutic potential? Churchill and his colleagues at Vanderbilt have studied this extensively, interviewing both clinicians and patients on the vital question of what makes for a therapeutic encounter. Churchill’s talk will present the findings of their studies and open a discussion of the implications for medical ethics, medical education and establishing practices that are truly “patient-centered.”