How Patients Teach Us by Catalina Flores

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How can healthcare make people feel “bad”? Some patients feel like they have too many needs, and as such such they feel like a drag on healthcare professionals. Doctors, nurses, and others sometimes give off vibes as if they’re tired of the patients or they don’t care about them. In her essay “Close”, Alexandra DeFelice describes her time with a patient she worked with. The patient reported that the time Alexandra spent with her made a huge impact on her recovery, which is really what healthcare should be about: treating them as humans. Read full article here

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