Big Picture Thinking

It is important to not only be mindful, but to also take action. We can recognize something isn’t right, but if we do nothing to change it we become complacent. Regarding informed consent, it is important to keep patient centered care in the forefront instead of just another checkmark to complete. The physician should also go over the risk, benefit, and alternatives. I would like to implement “What is important to you now?” and asses my future patients needs, preferences, values, and goals when I provide treatment. I really enjoyed the art of empathy video. I feel that I am guilty of trying to silver line people’s problems–trying to cheer them up, but I learned yesterday that being present in the moment and honoring their feelings is a more valid response.

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