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News and briefs: Duke residents using video to document patients

Residency Program Insider, June 19, 2012

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Residents at the Duke University School of Medicine are using their new video-making skills to learn about patient empathy in a whole new light. Members of the Duke Center for Documentary Studies teamed up with residents to contribute to the Documenting Medicine Program, according to an article on Duke University’s website.

The Duke documenting program taught residents skills to generate a photographic, multimedia, or audio story. The university developed a website with the collection of stories as marketing to highlight its outpatient program. According to the article, Duke officials say the project allows residents to learn more about their patients and develop empathy from a different perspective, while highlighting patients and caregivers to the public.

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