Annals Graphic Medicine - Dr. Mom: Haven't Seen the Doc Yet

Dr. Farris's comic shows how a patient viewed (or did not view) her.

Use this comic to:

  • Consider whether patients have failed to recognize or acknowledge their physicians. Why does this happen? Does it happen more frequently to women physicians?
  • How should we respond when it occurs? Should we be offended?
  • Although this situation is comically portrayed here, might it pose a problem for patient care? What about for physician well-being? What can be done to remedy the situation?

Annals of Internal Medicine is the premier internal medicine academic journal published by the American College of Physicians (ACP). It is one of the most widely cited and influential specialty medical journals in the world.

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