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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Compassion in Medicine

By Jessica Freedman, MD,

An enlightening piece by Katherine Rosman in the Wall Street Journal illustrates the importance of compassion when treating patients and their families. It also reinforces how our personal experience with illness nurtures our empathy and shapes our approach to patient care. This article, and the corresponding comments, should be read by anyone considering a career in medicine.