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Tom Janisse, MD, recently completed nine years as Associate Medical Director of Northwest Permanente Medical Group in Portland, Oregon where he conducted relationship research on physicians with the highest patient satisfaction. He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of The Permanente Journal - circulated to 30,000 doctors, nurses and health professionals - and Publisher of Soul of the Healer, a Permanente Press book. He sponsors Narrative Medicine writing workshops for doctors and nurses. His published medical writing includes a a poem, "Dying Distant," in the New England Journal of Medicine, and a story, "Bring the Bottles," in the book Emergency Room: Lives Saved and Lost: Doctors Tell Their Stories.

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