AMA Doc Talk
About This Show
AMA Doc Talk is a new series from the American Medical Association that features physicians sharing eye-opening encounters with patients, tips and lessons learned. Based on real-world experience and anecdotes, each episode of this first season, hosted by Dr. Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, associate dean for medical student education, University of Michigan, is centered around a topic related to difficult discussions with patients. Here, physicians will collect a wealth of practical information they can apply to their daily practice of medicine and shared goal of improving patient care.
Most Recent Episode
The placebo effect
A sugar pill isn’t the only placebo that works on patients. How you speak to your patients can affect their outcomes. What you say—and how you say it—can help position your patients for success.
We’ll hear from Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, Bellevue Hospital, and associate professor of medicine, NYU. Dr. Ofri’s recently published book shows how refocusing conversations between doctors and patients can lead to better health outcomes.
In addition, Adrienne Boissy, MD, MA, chief experience officer, Cleveland Clinic, will share her perspective. Active in the Office of Patient Experience since its inception, she led the development of its Center for Excellence in Healthcare Communication.