Show Summary Details
Page of

The Sacred Act of Healing 

The Sacred Act of Healing
Chapter:
The Sacred Act of Healing
Author(s):

Molly Harrod

, Sanjay Saint

, and Robert W. Stock

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190671495.003.0008
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 20 April 2021

Attendings treated their patients with respect, empathy, and understanding. Even if their encounters were sometimes brief, attendings spent time getting to know their patients and building rapport. Developing these relationships helped the team plan for the patient’s care both within and outside the hospital. Attendings spent time explaining to patients, without the use of medical jargon, what they were thinking and how they were approaching the patient’s treatment. To the extent they could, they sat down or kneeled when speaking to patients. In order to stave off readmission, attendings not only focused their treatment on what brought the patient into the hospital in the first place, but they also looked for other potential issues that could be addressed while the patient was hospitalized.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.