Shows the immense contrast in depressed mindset
Also captures the helplessness of those around her nothing can really be
done to help
o There is no surgery for the mind
I felt a cleaving in my mind
Very good depiction of the fru
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Describes patient relationship with death
Can be extremely afraid, may not be ready
Can be angry why not the bad ones?
Mentions point of after the fact, when a patient is no longer imminently
facing death, how their perception can change
Three weeks from today: First PAPER
Get copy of Hamlet
What Would Olser Do?
Difficult Patients: Are they worth the resources?
A lot of time is spent identifying mental triggers for the patient
o If they arent being responsive, why do they deserve extra
Deals with idea that doctors take their patients life into their own hands, and
can not be expected to perform curatively/perfectly every time
o However, the doctor is the barbarian when it doesnt work out
A lot of pressure for doctors
1. Adrienne Rich - On the Important Work of Poetry and Medicine in the Med
Center Rept 1996.
This article put the life of hospital workers in perspective
o These employees deal with the greatest sadness (death and illness) on
a daily basis, and can be fru