For Better Healthcare, a Little Empathy Goes a Long Way

HHL Co-Director Dr. Neil Prose recently taught a course in Chile on respectful maternity care.

Early in his career as a pediatric dermatologist, Neil Prose realized that the part of medicine he enjoys most is connecting with his patients. He noticed, though, that while he viewed relationship-building as about half of his work as a healthcare provider, many other doctors did not prioritize this aspect of patient care. Prose decided to do something about this disconnect. He began teaching patient communication skills to providers-in-training.

To learn more, check out a full article about the class on the Duke Global Health Website and watch a highlight film about the project.

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