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On the importance of holding hands

Emergency department physician StorytellERdoc explains why holding hands is as important as ever in medicine:

We need to bring back kindness and compassion. We need to fix the medical field as it now exists so we can begin, again, to pay attention to that which is most import - the patient and their families. With kindness and compassion at the forefront.

The story that led up to his conclusion is well worth reading. And there's even a very kind mention of Stanford professor Abraham Verghese, MD.

Previously: Why an emergency room physician keeps his blog

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