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ERIC Number: EJ1094974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-1932-7528
Who Is My Patient? Use of a Brief Writing Exercise to Enhance Residents' Understanding of Physician-Patient Issues
Wilkinson, Joanne E.
Journal for Learning through the Arts, v2 n1 Article 4 2006
Writing workshops and narrative experiences for medical trainees can be a useful way to approach certain issues in their education. This article describes a brief writing exercise that can be used for physicians in training to help them recognize issues of countertransference in the doctor-patient relationship. While these issues are generally covered as part of residents' behavioral science curriculum, this exercise allows trainees to use a creative method in order to uncover them. To date, this exercise has been used in two residency programs with residents informally expressing improved understanding of their own experience with patients.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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