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Listening To The Doctor’s Heart

A few months ago I embarked on an ethnographic study to understand what health care professionals saw as the psychosocial needs of pediatric patients This involved conversations with several doctors in Pakistan who had volunteered to share their views about pediatric patient care As I engaged in deep organic discussions with my interlocutors I found doctors willing to explore personal experiences which had left indelible memories I had somehow tapped into a need for them to reflect on their own struggles to gain trust counsel and understand patients psychologically and the impact this had on them An unexpected by-product of my research was that I had created a safe space for doctors to unpack their emotions While they appear clinical and detached doctors have a heartbeat that races when they share personally meaningful stories about their work in rare places where they feel completely comfortable Maryam Chlo Pervaiz is an anthropologist She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article Listening to the doctor s heart Did you enjoy today s episode Rate and review the show so more audiences can find The Podcast by KevinMD Subscribe on your favorite podcast app to get notified when a new episode comes out Reflect and earn 1 0 AMA PRA Category 1 CME for this episode Also available in Category 1 CME bundles Powered by CMEfy – a seamless way for busy clinician learners to discover Internet Point-of-Care Learning opportunities that reward AMA PRA Category 1 Credit s Learn more at about cmefy com cme-infoClick here to visit this podcast episode