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Join us as we delve into the world of medical traditions and their impact on patient care. Our guest is Brian Elliott, an internal medicine chief resident. From the white coat tradition to the multiple Hippocratic oaths and physical exams, we’ll discuss the origins and importance of these practices in modern medicine.
Have you ever stopped to think about why doctors wear white coats or why they take an oath? Brian will challenge us to evaluate these traditions and understand their impact on patient perceptions, trust, and professionalism. He’ll also raise important questions about the accuracy and efficacy of these practices and how they can affect patient outcomes.
Don’t miss this thought-provoking episode as we delve into the science behind medical traditions and why it’s time to ask why. Join us as we strive to make healthcare better for everyone.
Brian Elliott is an internal medicine chief resident and author of White Coat Ways: A History of Medical Traditions and Their Battle With Progress.
He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, “Questioning medical traditions for the sake of patient care.”
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