Connection is the best medicine: with Dr. Rana Awdish

April 18, 2024
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Ever wonder what doctors say about their patients when they think no one can hear?

Dr. Rana Awdish doesn’t have to wonder – as a patient, she overheard a lot of distressing things. Her experience led her to change how medical providers speak about – and to – their patients, spreading compassion through communication (which we know is a mission dear to my heart). Listen in to hear Dr. Awdish’s take on the pressure on healthcare workers, too.

Content note: mention of life-threatening illness, pregnancy loss, medical industry


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About our guest:

Dr. Rana Awdish is a critical care physician operating on the front lines during COVID-19 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. Her own serious illness in 2008 has informed her belief in the power of compassion, sacred listening, and community. 

As medical director of the Care Experience for the Henry Ford Healthcare System, she is training staff to practice empathy in critical care. Find her at ranaawdishmd.com

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