Thanking doctors improves care, research suggests

A small study in an NICU shows that even small expressions of gratitude from parents enhance care
Reuters Health

Mothers who express gratitude to doctors and nurses caring for critically ill babies could be inadvertently boosting the level of care their children receive, a small study suggests.  

The Israeli researchers say this is because the interaction, even if it’s just a little praise, increases communication between the care team and the parents.