Today's doctor-patient relationship is the focus of this Abraham Verghese speech. The doctor and bestselling author believes that modern medicine overlooks the importance of listening to and engaging with a patient. He sees many flaws in today's medical practices, including doctors' reliance on technology, tests and machines to make a diagnosis.
His speech examines old-fashioned methods of diagnosing a patient and the ways doctors would determine what surgery a patient would undergo or the type of treatment that would be received. He concludes that the patient today is far too excluded from these processes, often resulting in a faulty diagnosis or even death.
Verghese believes in the power of human touch in modern medicine; he believes that the power of the hand to treat, comfort, diagnose and touch will be one of the greatest innovations to occur in medicine over the next twenty-five years. His speech provides eye-opening observations on the ways the medicine has changed over the last 100 years.
Abraham Verghese Keynotes
Abraham Verghese's presentations solidify his compassionate medical career. He currently works with...
This Abraham Verghese Speech Evaluates Today's Doctor-Patient Relations