During the third week of my internal medicine rotation, I was assigned to a patient who would be brought to our floor following an operation. I saw him briefly as they wheeled him into his room but could hear his screams of pain all through our morning rounds. When I walked into the room, he was in agony. He could barely speak, and all he could say was, “It hurts.” …
Post Author: Natasha Mathur
Natasha Mathur is a medical student.
Starting medical school, I knew I would see people on both the best and worst days of their lives. I would witness births and deaths and come out on the other side as a skilled professional.
However, I never expected death to be so blunt. On my first day in our student clinic, we saw a patient who had stage 3 chronic kidney disease. He was Spanish speaking, and I recall …
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