Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Patients bearing gifts

  • Patients bearing gifts

    Anthony PapagiannisThessaloniki, Greece It is not uncommon for practicing clinicians to receive gifts of gratitude. Patients have their way of expressing their appreciation for whatever service they believe we offered them in the course of their health misadventures. The prevalence of gift-giving may vary with the healthcare system (state or private), the status and location…