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Human Dignity: How Physicians Can Promote This Oft Neglected Human Right

A sense of pride in oneself; self-respect OED

"My illness is a routine incident in his rounds while for me it is the crisis of my life. I would feel better if I had a doctor who at least perceived this incongruity?. I just wish he would?give me his whole mind just once, be bonded with me for a brief space, survey my soul as well as my flesh, to get at my illness, for each man is ill in his own way.?

-Anatole Broyard

In Medicine, things occur in threes. If one encounters two patients with a particular disease, a third case will inevitably appear. So a recent Medical Grand Rounds that dealt with the role of the physician in nurturing human dignity, presented by Dr. Ingrid Harle... continue reading →

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