This On Point podcast from NPR with Nortin Hadler, M.D., is a terrific look at what has happened to the physician-patient relationship.
As the promo blurb goes:
“Nortin Hadler, M.D., has been doctoring for a long time. He’s old school. Loves a rich doctor-patient relationship, where the whole person – patient – is seen and comprehended. Treated in full. But these days, he says, doctors who care are burning out, retiring early, pulling their hair out. ‘Today,’ he writes, ‘health is a commodity, disease is a product line and physicians are a sales force in the employ of a predatory enterprise.”’
“Dr. Nortin Hadler on how to heal American healthcare.”