Leading Physicians to Value Meaning in Medicine

The process can start with one small action – perhaps a moment to reflect before talking to patients.   A big factor involves developing a sense of mindfulness. 

As an OB-GYN, Evangeline Andarsio, MD, developed a ritual that helped her stay focused and present while treating patients.

She would hold her patient’s chart, review what she wanted to discuss with the patient and then place her hand over her heart.

 

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