By Shane Ryan We all know that receiving a cancer diagnosis is traumatic. When patients and their families are faced with such a potentially life-threatening situation, the first thought is
By Rita Kuwahara Every nurse knew his name. Every provider was intimately familiar with his medical problems and why he spent 124 days in the past year in the hospital. The
By Patricia Czapp, MD “Doc, I need an MRI for my back.” I recognized the voice immediately and turned to greet one of my favorite patients, Mr. P. There he
By Charlene Gaw My first day of medical school was a day I had been anticipating for almost a decade. I’m sure this is also the case for many people
By Vaidehi Mujumdar I walked into the ICU room to find Mary* lying in the bed curled up, a small spot in a pool of white sheets haphazardly covering her.
By S. Matt Read It was just before dawn, and Annie was shaking. I said her name once without a response, then again. Nothing. Then a long moan. I jumped