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Joined Mar 11, '07. Posts: 33 (61% Liked) Likes: 73

My First Patient

On that Monday morning I walked onto Public Medicine, proud of myself as always in my white bib and apron over a blue under-dress, with starched collar and cuffs, distinctive hospital cap, white nylons and white Cuban-heeled shoes. After a brief orientation to the unit we were assigned our patients. Mrs. Z was 71, with carcinoma of the lungs; she had had a lobectomy but the cancer had returned along with a nasty bronchial infection. When I went in to do her a.m. care, she was smoking. With... Read More →