Analyzing Annals: /Annals/ Graphic Medicine: Sign Out

Annals Graphic Medicine

In his graphic narrative, Dr. Montoya illustrates how “sign out” works and doesn't work.

Use this graphic narrative to consider the following:

  • Do you believe the way your program approaches “sign out” is best?
  • What makes a “sign out” good or bad?
  • How might your program improve its approach?
  • How do you balance the need to appear knowledgeable of all the medical details when seeing a patient you are “covering?” What do you do when it is clear you are not familiar with important information? Do you try to cover it up, hoping to avoid adding to the patient's anxiety or their own embarrassment? Should you be embarrassed? Would patients rather hear us say that we don't know but will find out?

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