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- 07/15/18--21:00: Adventure #17: Behind the Lens
- 07/17/18--21:00: The Ways We Fail
- 09/03/18--07:17: Compassion in Medicine: Looking Beyond the Patient’s Illness
- 10/14/18--21:00: My First Code Blue
- 10/18/18--21:00: In My White Coat Pockets: Surgery Clerkship
I know this sounds clichéed, but as my third year of medical school draws to a close, I realize that my photography adventure is pretty similar to my third year.
Empathy is a muscle you have to exercise just like any other. It is a choice. It’s something you have to study and practice and sometimes fail at and always try again.
While there is no way to choose our patients’ outcomes, we can certainly choose to be empathetic and compassionate regardless of their outcomes. Medicine without empathy and compassion is not medicine at all.
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“Are you okay, sweetie?” asks the intern as we start to ascend. She is completely unconscious, looking into nothingness. I start to feel the adrenaline. “I don’t think she’s okay,” remarks the intern.
Though the white coat’s role in medicine today is complex -- to some, a respected symbol of medicine's history; to others, a antiquated relic of a paternalistic past -- few medical students or frontline residents would deny this emblematic item one major utility: a source of pockets.