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I am a medical officer leading a team of two students, a nurse and an inhouse doctor for what seems to be a typical ward round. We are seeing some patients who have just been moved under the care of our team in an oncology unit.
While on the round, one of my patients needs the nurse, who promptly leaves to attend to the call. As we move on, the students also leave for a class. The inhouse doctor soon requests to leave as well. I am beginning to take all this as a sign of something insightful to come.
I am left to see the next patient by myself. I see her as another patient who needs medical attention until we get into a conversation that is both remarkable and, as I have foreseen my day to be, …
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