What Do Factors Find Meaningful about Their Work?

Carol R. Horowitz, Anthony L. Suchman, William T. Branch, Richard M. Frankel

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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The internists in the authors' study wrote about miracles and mistakes, sharing their own lives and their patients' lives, witnessing profound experiences, and receiving acknowledgment for a job well done. Through these experiences, they gained a deeper appreciation of what it means to be a human being and a doctor. They learned that their caring actions meant everything to their patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)772-775
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 6 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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