Narrative highlighting Curiosity, Compassion, Clarity, and Courage

In a narrative published in Patient Education and Counseling, “A matter of the heart”, Pål Gulbrandsen reflects on two very different patients with chest pain he met in clinical practice. In addition to highlighting four important virtues of a physician, curiosity, compassion, clarity, and courage, the paper demonstrates how the way we practice medicine these days teaches people that more examinations always are good, and hence reinforces the burden on healthcare costs. Read the paper here.