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“So, doc, am I gonna die?”.
She was handed over to me for overnight observation after an initial examination.
Over the weeks of his hospital stay, I had the opportunity to know Mr. P not only as a patient but as a friend, a dreamer, a fighter and a witty, compassionate individual.
Adrenal crisis was now problem number two. Something had made this man indulge in an act of self-harm.
Patients and physicians can define a ##ldquo;good outcome##rdquo; very differently.
ACP Hospitalist is seeking submissions for personal essays to run in our Self-Examination column.
The author discusses why he believes humility is one of the key attributes of an excellent physician.
An encounter with a self-aware patient reminds the writer why he went into medicine. ... And in the next breath she chided herself for slipping into self-pity, acknowledging it could be worse.
Also in this issue, third-year resident Anthony Rudine kicks off a new occasional feature, Self-Examination, in which contributors reflect on how practicing medicine affects one's personal life—and