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There were two things that dismayed me at the BEmOC (Basic Emergency Obstetric Care) training session for medical officers that I attended a couple of weeks ago. First was the thorough casualness and...
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Medical apathy at its worst.
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Not long ago having a physician in the family was a source of significant pride and this tradition was passed down generations. Now, some physicians are actively discouraging their children from a future in medicine.
In one corner of a huge, dimly-lit emergency room (ER) in a public hospital in India, a young doctor is struggling in one of the most miserable conversations of his life: communicating the death of a patient to their loved ones is, after all, a skill doctors take time to master. Loud crying has erupted from the adjacent room -- the seasoned doctor there seems to have communicated the difficult message.