SILENCE IS GOLDEN: PUTTING YOURSELF IN THE PATIENTS’ SHOES

Alessandra Soares Queiroz, Bruna de Abreu Porciúncula, Marina Ramos Baeta Neves, Natália Carneiro de Freitas, Rafaela Vieiralves João Izzo Pinto, Sergio Zaidhaft

Abstract


In order to develop empathy for patients and to have a better understanding of theirlimitations and difficulties of compliance to prescriptions and proscriptions, theDoctor-Patient Relationship discipline of a Brazilian medical school asks itsstudents to feel, for a certain time, the restrictions imposed by some disease orcondition.

Five female students, self-defined as extremely talkative, remained silent for two days. An individual report was made, and the experience of all was checked in regards to: the motivation and the expectations for the work; the reaction of relatives, teachers and colleagues; the feelings and reflections provided by the experience.


Keywords


Empathy; Silence; Medical Education; Qualitative research

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17267/2594-7907ijhe.v1i1.1597

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