A note on Open Notes

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I was intrigued by this article “What the Therapist Thinks About You – NYTimes.com” see link below. As a surgeon the thought of patients seeing my notes isn’t frightful at all. I can see a distinct advantage to compliance and family involvement in care. This takes me back to my baseline philosophy:

Doctors teach, God heals.

I believe that my role as a doctor is to teach the patient and their family the best way, the science and the options for living with,  eliminating and coping with whatever problem brought them to see me. Maybe open notes, or a written summary of the visit, would be a useful tool in teaching families how to live with the illnesses they face, and with each other. Much food for thought. The way we practice medicine is changing.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/well/2014/07/07/what-the-therapist-thinks-about-you/

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