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Emotions & Your Doctor

by Marcia Mueller

This morning I read a very thoughtful article by Dr. Danielle Ofri about how emotions can cloud doctors  communication with patients, especially when it involves bad news.   She concludes that while emotions often impede doctors, they also can help with patient care and communication.  The key is to be aware of them.  For more info on the study that Dr. Ofri refers to in her article follow this link to the blog page of Health Affairs.