If my patients know I am human, they don’t ask for me to be superhuman

“I want to tell you my story now,” a patient recently told me, a woman who suffers from many physical and emotional ailments.  She had the diagnosis of PTSD on her problem list, along with hospitalizations for “stress,” but I never asked beyond that. “OK,” I answered, not knowing what to expect.  “Tell me your story.” She paused for about 30 seconds, but I knew not to interrupt the silence.  “I killed my husband,” she finally said. OK.  Unexpected. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
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