Art of Medicine
Jun 2020

How Portraiture Can Help Build Therapeutic Capacity in Patient-Clinician Relationships

Mark Gilbert, PhD
AMA J Ethics. 2020;22(6):E570-570. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2020.570.


Portraits are commonly used to help health professions students cultivate their observation skills, but portraiture can be used much more broadly to motivate ethics inquiry and professionalism and help nourish patient-clinician relationships.

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AMA J Ethics. 2020;22(6):E570-570.



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