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Adam M. Brenner, M.D.
Associate Professor, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Vice Chair for Education and Director of Residency Training in Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Our patients often have concerns that are hard to talk about, sometimes because of their sadness, shame, or anger.
With this in mind I often focus on teaching students and residents how to help patients tell them what they are most concerned about. Sharing their most difficult concerns can be crucial in both comforting the patient and also in forming a real partnership in managing an illness together. I try to teach this through lectures, by role modeling, and by offering the same kind of attention to our trainees.