Small group patient interview @pediatrics
Hippocrates mentioned 3 important items 2500 yrs ago, which are still very relevant today:
1) First do no harm;
2) It's more important to know the patient who has the disease than the disease the patient has;
3) 1/3 get better on their own; 1/3 don't get better, only 1/3 benefit from a doctor's care.
The history obtained during the physician-patient encounter may also address these 3 items and therefore it is a sensitive and powerful instrument available to the physician. In the G2020 curriculum, weeks often start for students with a patient interview in a large lecture hall. In this voucher education, students will be given the opportunity to talk in a small group setting with one of the patients followed at the Beatrix Children’s Hospital, section of metabolic diseases.
The aim is to get to know the disease by showing interest in the person with the disease.
The interview date and time will take place based on patient’s availabilities. The clinical setting (outpatient clinic, ward, clinical trial) will determine the location.