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MEMBER PROFILE: Dr. Christine Harter’s dedication to patient empowerment and community outreach. Page 26 PRESIDENT’S PAGE: Empowering patients through open dialogue, providing patient-specific information and helping them assimilate the information to make an informed decision is a fascinating experience and just as uplifting to a physician as much as it might be to the patient. Page 12 PUBLIC HEALTH: See Me Smoke-Free — The first multi-behavioral smart phone app designed to empower women to quit smoking. Page 16
FEATURE ARTICLE: A number of medical schools are adding coursework on clinical empathy into the curriculum. With the growing trend of hospitals incorporating patient satisfaction in their determination of physician compensation, clinical empathy looks to be a vital resource for better connecting with patients and improving the doctor-patient relationship. Page 18 A MEDICAL STUDENT’S PERSPECTIVE: A.T. Still University and University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix medical students share their thoughts on how they plan on helping their patients feel empowered. Pages 22 & 24
You’re invited! “Philanthropy in Medicine” May 7, 2015, 6-8:30 pm at the Maricopa County Medical Society. Event sponsored by Arizona Central Credit Union.
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