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People die. Sorry to start with the end, but the first time a patient died, I was devastated, and you need to know that it’s alright to feel like that, but that it’s also part of working in a hospital.
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The wooden benches outside the coroner’s court seemed almost inviting after the bland, unheated reception.
Tags: GPs, family doctors, pacemakers
Tags: general practice, GPs, home visits
I’ve noticed that the clinic letters emerging from our local centre of excellence have taken to concluding with a warning: ‘This is a copy of a letter to health professionals which uses medical terms.’
Tags: GPs, consultants, communication skills
It was his daughter who I recognised first. ‘We’re back, and this time we’re not leaving.’ She was clutching a suitcase.
Tags: communication skills, GPs, juniors, diagnosis
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