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The Healing Capacity of Empathic Curiosity in Medicine

From the category Five Minute Articles For Your Consideration

Medicine is a plurality of science and humanitarian principles measured by scientific research. Unfortunately, there is very little scientific research on the effects of our humanity on medical outcomes. Since the idea of empathy in medicine is vague and open to interpretation, the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy was established to create an objective rating scale of physician empathy. The scale, however, tries to reduce “empathy” to a research variable, which is like trying to measure self-esteem with a thermometer. Continue Reading

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New Instagram Account

From the category Fast Facts

I’m pleased to say that this picture of mine recently appeared twice on Live! with Kelly and Michael to showcase the beauty of San Diego. If you would like to see more of my photos you can follow me on Instagram @solidlightphoto https://www.instagram.com/solidlightphoto/

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The Greatest Aphrodisiac of All…Wait for it…

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The only reason to read the rest of the article is because you are anticipating the answer, right? Continue Reading

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The One-Minute Mentor

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The Mentor-Mentee relationship serves a very specific purpose for each of us, which is why we have so few of them in our lifetime. Being able to recognize our mentors is crucial, as they advance knowledge and wisdom from one generation to the next. They help us create outcomes that we can visualize but cannot readily produce on our own. The relationship between a mentor and mentee is highly interactive, engaging and collaborative. In the words of Ben Franklin, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Continue Reading

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Five Tips For Keeping Your Sanity During The Holiday Season

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The holidays are upon us and bringing with them more ups and downs than a fiddler’s bow.

The holiday season begins around Halloween and hits its first plateau at Thanksgiving before building to a frantic crescendo between Christmas and New Years.  By the time we get into the New Year we’re weary, worn out, and weigh more than Santa himself.  But salvation is close at hand since we still have our New Year’s resolutions to pardon us of our past indulgences by replacing them with massive restrictions.  That’s the cycle of the Holiday Season; indulgence, salvation, restriction, repeat.  Who said it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Continue Reading

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Think About It…

From the category Fast Facts

In 2013 the following question was posted on reddit; If somebody from the 1950’s suddenly appeared today, what would be the most difficult thing to explain to them about life today?  The answer is not surprising, but it is a little unsettling. Continue Reading

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Couples Communication: Listening Without Reacting

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We often associate communication with what is being said and not with what is being heard.  Research shows (Adler, R. et. al., 2001) that we spend approximately 30% more time listening than talking in communication, yet listening is far less understood.  It doesn’t matter how good a communicator you are if nobody hears what you’re saying.  One of the main differences between talking and listening is that you cannot prepare to listen.  Continue Reading

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