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Training medical students to be more compassionate

Residency Program Insider, February 12, 2016

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Medical students at Louisiana State University Health Shreveport are being trained to better understand patients as individual people as part of the national Tell Me More initiative. The program trains students to personalize patients by conducting short interviews about their lives. The students then post three highlights about the patients in their rooms, to help other members of the patients’ healthcare team initiate conversations.

“[Tell Me More] will help us as students learn to look beyond the medical conditions and see a different side to our patients. I think patients will also enjoy sharing more about themselves. No one wants to feel defined by a disease or ailment,” said fourth-year student Lindsey Tassin.

Source: The Shreveport Times



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