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Jules van Schaijik

#1, Jul 16, 2012 6:18am

Thanks for relating this story Nancy.

To me, though, Dr. S's behaviour doesn't stand out as particularly noble. What could be more natural than his attempt to set C straight, and thereby relieving her of unnecessary suffering and improving her chances for recovery?  If this sort of thing has become unusual in American hospitals, things are a lot worse than I feared.

I must be missing something.

Nancy Dunham

#2, Jul 16, 2012 12:32pm

What is unusual, Jules, was not easy to convey in print/word limit :-).  He was genuinely distressed at the situation - and his concern for me as a fairly-new colleague was something I hadn't encountered with others.  He hadn't slipped on arrogance with his lab coat, I suppose.  And, yes, he was the exception that makes the rule....Thanks for the reply!

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