AMA Doc Talk, a series from the American Medical Association, features physicians and other health care leaders who share real-world experiences and findings about the ever-evolving health care landscape. Based on real-world learnings and anecdotes, each episode is centered around a topic related to delivering care to patients. Here, physicians and health care leaders will collect a wealth of practical information they can apply to their daily practice of medicine and to the promise of a healthier nation.
From skipping medication and missing appointments to not practicing self-care, patients don’t always listen to medical advice. Why does this happen? And, more importantly, how can we help them hear and follow the advice and treatments we provide?
We’ll gain insights from Barron H. Lerner, MD, an ethicist and professor of medicine and population health at New York University Langone Medical Center, and the author of The Good Doctor: A Father, A Son and the Evolution of Medical Ethics.