Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The "Nephrologist"as a patient advocate

Its often that we encounter many family situations and complex medical patients.  As Nephrologists, we are at a very unique opportunity to be the patient's best advocate.  In a busy day to day practice,sometimes we feel rushed and forget the humanism in medicine.  Its a tough situation. But, few words of compassion can go a long way in a difficult patient and family members.  Let's not forget that.

I urge you all to read this essay by a medical student( at that time). It is shocking and very revealing.

Related slightly to these topics are two very recent NY Times Blog posts

Worth a read

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