Dallas Buyers Club

This movie should be required viewing for medical students, residents, pretty much any health care professional. Though there are several themes, I think it does an excellent job portraying the gulf that exists all too often between patients and doctors. Physicians tend to take a broader, more complex view while patients just want to do whatever it takes to get better. Both perspectives are valid and necessary, but are incompatible with one another without empathy. This is why I believe we need to be more inclusive of patients in all aspects of health care and do more things like patient-centered outcomes research.