Better communication with patients linked to less burnout

There is an increased understanding that no matter the outcome, physicians are responsible for their patients. This places further importance on cultivating relationships with patients and understanding their needs through better communication.

At a recent education session, Emily Aaronson, MD, discussed how patient-physician communication improves care, decreases the risk of medical error and increases clinicians’ joy at work. Dr. Aaronson is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

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