Tag Archives: cultural differences

A life cut short

Joshua Baru Benjamin Mba Chicago, Illinois, USA   The Schwartz Center Rounds program provides a forum for an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental case-based discussion of the emotional and interpersonal underpinnings of healthcare providers. The following is a description of a recent Schwartz Center Rounds session at Cook County Hospital. The case. A 23-year-old Indian man was […]

A dying patient’s perspective on truth-telling

Shimon M. Glick Beer Sheva, Israel   Mr. H, a 60-year-old farmer with liver metastases from a gastric carcinoma, had been in the hospital for quite some time. Jaundiced from his condition, he turned to one of the residents on rounds and said, ‚ÄúSeveral days ago, I asked you how much time I have to […]