Tag: death

Not everything is taught in med school

I came across this excerpt from Atul Gawande while browsing the TED articles. What doctors don’t learn about death and dying It made me realize that only the basic factoids for a foundation in medicine are taught in medical school.  The article should open the eyes of my peers; it is ok to accept and understand

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How long have I got left?

A beautifully written piece regarding the amazingly brave and young neurosurgeon who grappled with his own mortality from the perspective of the physician as well as the patient.  A truly excellent read. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/25/opinion/sunday/how-long-have-i-got-left.html?fb_ref=Default&_r=0 http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2015/03/stanford-neurosurgeon-writer-paul-kalanithi-dies-at-37.html When great souls leave this earth, we mourn. My condolences go out to his family, friends, patients, and everyone’s lives he

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When to let go

I came across this blog post and was really struck by it’s honesty regarding the nature of medicine and death/dying. Back in 2011, I was faced with a very real scenario regarding my father’s health. Throughout medical school, we are taught to do no harm. However, there is a fine line between living and just

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