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The Virgin Mary and the snake

I did my family practice residency in a Catholic hospital in the mid west. The strong presence of nuns in leadership and the quiet influence of the attached order and Catholic school lent an unmistakably religious atmosphere to the hospital. Mostly, as residents, we were too busy and too tired to either notice or care, but occasionally the interface between the hospital’s spiritual context and the world of patient care was uncomfortable. Even jarring.


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Stocking pink

We see lots of skin problems in primary care. 

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The Encare Oval

Poor communication is the commonest cause of poor outcomes in medicine. Taking things for granted instead of asking questions is one form of poor communication.

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