Yes. Yes. Yes. Thank you for helping us to remember that our patients are not just their diagnosis(es). The gentleman in 201 was a combat veteran in the Korean War an lost his leg not related to diabetes, but because he jumped on a bouncing betty to save a friend. Miss June on the 3rd floor can't hear you any longer, but the former English teacher, would love it if you wrote her a note rather than gesticulate wildly. Little Bobby, who is 5yo, thinks you are wonderful because you let him bring GorillaGorilla, his 3 foot high stuffed gorilla (of course) to the OR with him--and his parents think you rock.
All of our patients are someones' mother, father, sister, brother, niece, nephew, neighbor, pastor, etc. Remember that the next time you refer to the "gallbladder" in 402.