When a diagnosis leads to sadness instead of triumph – KevinMD

Early in our careers, doctors have a tendency to triumph over serious or rare diagnoses we make as we marvel over our newfound skills and the logical complexity of the human body.

At this stage of mine, I often feel sadness when a patient I care for, and care about, develops a symptom that signals the possibility of a serious disease.

— Read on www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/07/when-a-diagnosis-leads-to-sadness-instead-of-triumph.html

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Osler said “Listen to your patient, he is telling you the diagnosis”. Duvefelt says “Listen to your patient, he is telling you what kind of doctor he needs you to be”.

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