Tag Archives: teaching

Teaching Doctors How to Say ‘I’m Sorry’

Seven years ago, on a hill overlooking Portland, I taught 15 medical students how to say “I’m sorry.” It wasn’t part of their curriculum or why I was invited to speak. But life is about seizing opportunities—in this case, to transform the grief of losing a child into a teachable moment. Not by lecturing or even… Read More »

Are teaching hospitals more expensive? A new JAMA study may surprise some

Dive Brief: Major teaching hospitals are less expensive compared with nonteaching hospitals over the course of an entire episode of care and the costs incurred at 30 days, researchers found after analyzing 1.2 million Medicare hospitalizations for common medical and surgical conditions. Major teaching hospitals continued to have similar costs of care as minor teaching hospitals… Read More »