Can doctors heal by connecting?
Fascinating! Studies show that doctors who connect with patients improve health outcomes. An experiment found that ONE sentence of assurance from a physician relieved patients with allergic reactions. Patients felt less itchy. In another study, a placebo cream reduced patients’ allergic reactions ONLY when the doctor seemed warm and competent. Connections help us heal. Read more here: Can a Nice Doctor Make Treatments More Effective? Connecting with patients doesn’t just make them think someone cares, it can make a difference for health outcomes. #healingconnections #highqconnections