Easing Doctor Burnout With Mindfulness – NY Times

According to the nurse’s note, the patient had received a clean bill of health from his regular doctor only a few days before, so I was surprised to see his request for a second opinion. He stared intently at my name badge as I walked into the room, then nodded his head at each syllable of my name as I introduced myself.

Shifting his gaze upward to my face, he said, “I’m here, Doc, to make sure I don’t have anything serious. I’m not sure my regular doctor was listening to everything I was trying to tell him.”

I smiled. To hide my embarrassment.

via Easing Doctor Burnout With Mindfulness – NYTimes.com.

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