DR. RONALD EPSTEIN
Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity
A professor of family medicine, psychiatry, and oncology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Ronald Epstein directs Mindful Practice programs, the Center for Communication and Disparities Research, and the Dean’s Teaching Fellowship program. His landmark article “Mindful Practice,” published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1999, revolutionized physicians’ views of their work, and his writings are required reading at over a third of medical schools in the U.S.
In Attending, his first book, Dr. Epstein builds on his world-renowned, innovative programs in mindful practice. He uses gripping, deeply human stories from clinical practice to give patients a language to describe what they most value in health care, outlining a roadmap for doctors and other healthcare professionals to refocus their approach to medicine.