Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: patient care

  • Healing beyond the sterile chamber

    Brody FoglemanSpartanburg, South Carolina, United States A senior resident once shared with me: “Patients don’t heal in the hospital; they get sicker. Our goal is to stabilize, medically optimize, and discharge.” Though I was surprised by such a statement, it became truer the more patients I encountered as a medical student.  A patient admitted, a…