The Power of Touch
Abraham Verghese Keynotes - Abraham Verghese's presentations solidify his compassionate medical career. He currently works with...
His speech examines old-fashioned methods of diagnosing a patient and the ways doctors would determine what surgery a patient would undergo or the type of treatment that would be received. He concludes that the patient today is far too excluded from these processes, often resulting in a faulty diagnosis or even death.
Verghese believes in the power of human touch in modern medicine; he believes that the power of the hand to treat, comfort, diagnose and touch will be one of the greatest innovations to occur in medicine over the next twenty-five years. His speech provides eye-opening observations on the ways the medicine has changed over the last 100 years.