2020, Number 4
Arch Med Fam 2020; 22 (4)
Songs of the Heart: Experiences with Music, Narratives and Patient-Centered Medicine during Medical Internship
Janaudis MA, C de Benedetto MA, Rodrigues SV, González BP
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ABSTRACTMedical students have ethical questions and these are commonly involved in emotions. These are dilemmas that touch our affectivity, affecting us and moving our feelings. This article presents the experience of students exposed to songs –during medical internship and shows us how emotions play an important role in students' lives. They must deal not only with their own emotions, but also with those of their patients. However, few components in their formal graduation contemplate this emotional reality. The narrative presented and the reflections resulting from it reveal, in a way, that the practice of patient-centered medicine fits in any specialty, even if this is the basis of Family Medicine. The adoption of the clinical method centered on the patient and not on the disease requires paying attention to the patient's perspective about his disease and the proposed therapies. This demands the recognition of the patient's narrative that goes beyond the clinical history and the identification of his belief systems.