Brian T. Maurer has practiced pediatric medicine as a Physician Assistant for the past three decades. As a clinician, he has always gravitated toward the humane aspect in patient care—what he calls the soul of medicine.
Over the past decade, Mr. Maurer has explored the illness narrative as a tool to enhance the education of medical students and cultivate an appreciation for the delivery of humane medical care. His first book, Patients Are a Virtue, a collection of patient vignettes suitable for the medical professional and lay reader alike, was recently noted in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Mr. Maurer has served on the editorial boards of three online open-access journals dedicated to promoting humane medical practice: Dermanities, Cell2Soul and YJHM. He also serves as section editor for Humane Medicine in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Interested readers can access more of this author's writings at Brian T. Maurer's Weblog