Good Doctor Bedside Manner Could Reduce Risk of Dying by 50%

A bedside manner refers most often to the way a medical professional interacts and communicates with patients. Poor bedside manner reflects rudeness, cold attitudes, inadequate listening skills, and complete disregard for patient’s fears. Why are such mannerisms prominent in medicine? Answer, it’s complicated. However, findings recently published in the journal Annals of Family Medicine describes how good bedside manner can greatly reduce premature death. [Don’t die too early, tune into ‘The Dr. Bob Martin Show’]