This is a lighter, more reflective EM article of the week. It’s from this month’s Annals and offers a sincere and enlightening perspective on what it’s like to be a concerned family member in the ED. Pretty real stuff here. It’s an honest and important reminder to all of us to do our best to demonstrate compassion and sincerity when we caring for our patients and their families.
Baehr A. A Note to Self: From an Emergency Department Boarder to a Future Emergency Physician. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Aug;66(2):199-200.