Wednesday, July 30, 2008

"Doctor and Patient, Now at Odds"--New York Times blog

Doctor and Patient, Now at Odds

Published: July 29, 2008
New York Times Health blog: Well

“By the time you’re done with your training, you feel, in many ways, that you are as far as you could possibly be from the very people you’ve set out to help,” said Dr. Pauline Chen, most recently a liver transplant surgeon at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality (Knopf, 2007). “We don’t even talk the same language anymore.”