Dr. James Merlino, President, CMO, Consulting Services
Physicians are schooled to be data-driven, objective problems solvers. From the early days of medical school, teaching the practice of medicine has involved deductive reasoning, problem solving and using data to help drive our thought-process and make decisions.
While important, the human side of the practice of medicine—delivering compassion, comfort and empathy—receives far less attention during training than the clinical side.
Physicians are taught to do no harm, and they are trained to be detached and dispassionate in their thinking ...