Suffering – Meaning – Medical Education

Suffering can mean different things to different people. What does it mean to students learning to be healers? Our research at the University of Washington and Penn State University shows that medical students report too little teaching on the identification and management of healing. Furthermore, they emphasize the suffering they experience throughout the rigors of their medical training.

Egnew TR, Lewis PR, Myers KR, Phillips WR. Medical student perceptions of their education aout suffering. Family Medicine. 2017; 49(6):423-429. PMID: 28633167. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28633167/

Egnew TR, Lewis PR, Meyers KR, Phillips WR. The Suffering medical students attribute to their undergraduate medical education. Family Medicine. 2018; 50(4):296-299. DOI: 10.22454/FamMed.2018.116755.https://journals.stfm.org/familymedicine/2018/april/egnew-2017-0304/

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