Does a sympathetic and kinder doctor or health care provider = improved pain from their treatments?

The aim of healthcare is not only to relieve diseases but to also ensure good patient experience in clinical settings. A recent study released found that pain was mitigated in patients with courteous health care providers. The study was performed by surveying patients across the county and scoring both their pain control and the courtesy of the person who took their blood. They focused blood draws as a variable in their studies due to patient concerns and it being a large part of the clinical experience. Researchers were surprised by the major impact of provider courtesy on pain management, illustrating the importance of good provider-patient interaction. Overall, the study highlights the effects of simple kindness on patient experience and should be further studied and taught to help with pain management in patients. Click here for more information. At The Orthohealing Center, bedside manner and patient experience are very important to us.

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