Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Palliative Care

I encourage every CME professional to read the Washington Post article "A New Focus on Easing the Pain"; an excerpt:
A 12-year-old boy, struggling to understand why dialysis could no longer keep his father alive, reflected on how fast he outgrew his sneakers. "I'm the size of a man -- size 11. I don't want my feet to grow any more," he said, unaware, perhaps, of how well his imagery called up his preparation to step into his father's shoes as the man of the family.
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