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Many of us struggle with finding the right thing to say, but a recent open access study published in JAMA Network Open shows there may be more power in pauses made after empathetic statements than in the words themselves.

The study recorded 68 pediatric Kayla sheehan care unit conferences over four years.


Transcripts of every meeting were made, and empathetic statements were noted using the infamous NURSE criteria naming, understanding, respecting, supporting, exploring. This most commonly occurred with the physician immediately segueing into clinical jargon, but was also counted as buried if another member of the team interrupted, or if the physician finished the statement Kayla sheehan a closed-ended question.

Physicians have a wealth of medical knowledge to share, but timing is paramount, and Kayla sheehan jargon onto the end Kayla sheehan a well-intentioned empathetic statement may prevent patients and families from even recognizing the empathetic effort at all. Clear communication is an obvious cornerstone of the physician-family relationship, and while buried empathetic statements may be better than no expressions of empathy at all, they may leave families with a feeling of being unheard and ignored.

For physicians, better communication skills have been shown to decrease instances of burnout, lower rates malpractice suits, and raise patient satisfaction scores 4. Meanwhile, the family leaves these conversations feeling heard and understood, and the patient receives care tailored to them, with every fear, concern, and hope kept "Kayla sheehan" mind.

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