Improving Physicians’ Bedside Manner…with Horses?
Horses for Healers is being offered for the second time as an elective in Spring 2013 through the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) at the Spring Reins of Hope farm in Pittstown, NJ. The class is a 2-week elective conducted on two consecutive Mondays, consisting of short classroom lectures, with most of the day spent on the farm in the arena/paddock with the horses.
The following Tuesday-Friday segment of the course is held on the UMDNJ campus, in Newark, NJ, with lecture, lab, shadowing rounds and other classes pertaining to bedside manner within the medical school setting.
Can doctors learn better bedside manners from…horses? UMDNJ is willing to find out.