Healers Part 1, Common Traits
Interview: David Schenck, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Center for Biomedical Ethics & Society
Larry Churchill, PhD
Ann Geddes Stahlman Professor of Medical Ethics, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
And finally this week: we begin a new four-part series, looking at one of both the most basic and mysterious questions in medicine: What makes a good healer?
Authors David Schenck, PhD, and Larry Churchill, PhD, are on faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
For their new book, Healers: Extraordinary Clinicians at Work, they interviewed more than 50 medical practitioners who've been identified by their peers as some of the best in their profession.
They wanted to discover what differentiates a good physician…from a great one.