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What Can Words Do for a Patient?

May 17 , 2021

Morrisa Schwartz

What Can Words Do for a Patient?

Do you remember the phrase, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me?” If you do, you might think, What’s that have to do with doctor’s helping patients? As it turns out, words are more powerful than people give them credit to be. Not only can hurtful words create more damage than a broken bone, but encouraging words can help to heal them. A study