Medical school graduation ceremony.Medical school graduation ceremony.
Time 2000s
Title "Bedside manner" is incorporated into medical education programs nationwide
Event Mainstream medical institutions begin to recognize the importance of physician communication abilities (or "bedside manner"). Training on these skills is incorporated into medical school curricula. Some states add a communications portion to licensure testing.

Offering patients options, control, and compassion increases ownership of health. This is different from the traditional western model, which places the physician in control.

Studies show that when physicians and patients are both active participants in a "care team," physical healing and overall well-being is improved.

Some medical education programs start including patient spirituality in their methods. Over 80 of 126 medical schools require elective courses on religion, spirituality and medicine.

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