"On Becoming a Healer: The Journey from Patient Care to Caring about Your Patients"

May 11, 2020

What do we mean by the phrase "patient-centered care"? And why is this expression being used more frequently in medical circles? Our guest on ST Medical Monday is Dr. Saul J. Weiner, a professor of medicine, pediatrics, and medical education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He tells us about his new book, "On Becoming a Healer," which is essentially a memoir/study/critique/guidebook focused on how to become a more competent, more compassionate physician. As was noted of this work by Dr. Ronald Epstein, of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry: "Dr. Weiner's fierce, insightful, and sometimes hilarious reflections make for a must-read for health professionals, for anyone considering or going through medical training, and for those who accompany them along the way."