What Doctors Feel: Medical Practice & Human Emotions
Summary: Dr. Danielle Ofri takes a look at the emotional side of medicine, including the shame, fear, anger, and even love that impacts patient care.In this segment, Dr. Danielle Ofri, MD, discusses with host Christopher Springmann her newest book, What Doctors Feel. It is a look at the emotional side of medicine, including the shame, fear, anger, anxiety, empathy, and even love... all of which impact patient care. Contemporary media portrayals of doctors focus on the decision-making practices and medical techniques they enforce on a day-to-day basis, reinforcing an image of rational, unflinching doctors. But the quality of medical care is influenced by what doctors feel, an aspect of medicine that is usually left out of discussions of health care today; until now.