Resident physician is shaped by a difficult patient’s life and death
When a patient dies in the early years of a resident's training, the resident gains insights into the complicated relationships that can mark patients' lives and deaths. Although she had a conflicted relationship with her insensitive patient, the resident finds that the experience taught her to reach toward rather than away from the people she treats.
Irene Koplinka-Loehr, MD
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY