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Echoes of the Heart, a Cardiologist Discovers His Patients Through Poetry and Photography

University of Virginia. School of Medicine
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Patients sometimes complain that they are neither heard by nor really known to their doctors especially, perhaps, subspecialists to whom they've been referred for particular procedures and fear that, as a result, they may receive substandard care. Similarly, in fast paced practice, some physicians, including said subspecialists, may find it difficult to know their patients as persons. Cardiologist Joseph Gascho M.D. met these challenges for himself and his patients by devising ways he could hear and know the persons in his care through the media of photography and poetry. This Medical Center Hour examines doctors' use of the arts to improve the care that patients receive. Dr. Gascho describes three projects that have helped him to bridge the patienthood personhood gulf, enabling him to better understand his patients as individuals and to give them whole person care. He is joined by physician Julia Connelly M.D. for whom photography has become a way to bring care and connection with nature to elderly persons, including nursing home residents.
University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Childress, Marcia Day
Gascho, Joseph A.
Connelly, Julia E.
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Medical Center Hour
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