Professionalism and related personal attributes such as ethics, humanism, and communication have played a central role in the major critiques and calls for reform in medical education over the past century. The Association of American Medical Colleges currently recommends professionalism and interpersonal skills (including communication) as core competencies to be included in the curricula of medical schools. In part 1 of "difficult discussions", we share our approach for two difficult patient discussions - medical error and refusal of medical care. This was recorded at the 2017 Tufts University School of Medicine Capstone Course.
Casey MacVane, MD, MPH
Jeffrey A. Holmes, MD
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