How to “Cure A Life”

How to “Cure A Life”
Behind every condition, there lies a context. It\'s up to you and I to take the time to understand it and to add it to the rest of the puzzle pieces we\'ve collected to create a clear, complete picture of the patient presenting themselves to you.

I dream…

I dream…
 I dream… of a world to which I would be proud to belong. A world where all human beings are one, united, to redefine humanity. A world where we do not distinguish, discriminate or classify people according to their religion, ethnicity, nationality, or political beliefs. A world where brotherhood and sisterhood is a common concept rejoiced ...

Barriers to Optimal Patient Care: My Syrian Refugee

 (Note: This encounter took place in the context of a Medical Interpretation Appointment.) Mr. W is an elderly man currently enrolled in French classes, hoping that he will become more functionally independent as he improves. He frequently commented about forgetting what he would learn in class, explaining that his mind always wanders back to his family ...

Mindfulness: How to Pick Up on Your Mistakes

 Have you ever felt like you’re so rushed all the time that your mind becomes muddled and things slip through the cracks? I’m slowly learning to deal with this by applying a concept or rather a way of being known as mindfulness. Mindfulness can be defined in different ways. In the context of practice in ...

On Humility

 Time, and time again residents tend to give us, medical students, the same piece of invaluable advice: stay humble. On one occasion, one resident said: “when you’re on the wards, seeing one case after the next and making diagnoses, you’ll feel like god. That’s dangerous. So stay humble.” As a first year medical student, I ...