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Words of Compassion Wandering the Wards

2023 Namey/Burnett Preventive Medicine Writing Award author Matthew Bentz, OMS-III, shares his journey of acquiring invaluable skills in crisis intervention, compassionate communication, and patient advocacy, emphasizing the importance of incorporating such training into medical education to foster empathy and improve the healthcare environment.

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Friendliness as a Superpower

Dr. Velayudhan explains how growing up Hindu and loving-kindness meditation practice has molded the way she faces life on and off the cushion. “I am learning that by being friendly toward our own discomfort, fears, doubts, anxieties, and uncertainties we can more easily be with these feelings when they percolate in our patients, friends, and family members.”

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Healthcare for the LGBTQIA+ Community

Despite current legislation across the country that affects the LGBTQIA+ community, the medical profession has a responsibility to treat and serve all people. In order to provide the best possible care for all of our patients, it’s important to make sure we understand the challenges our patients may face. Going the extra step to be an ally improves patient/provider trust and increases the chance for positive medical outcomes.