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From time to time I include examples from my clinical experience to better illustrate how I form the thoughts I have. Some of these are real-life examples, but I’ve removed or changed details and try to refrain from delving into social histories, in order to protect my patients. I am afraid to betray someone’s confidentiality. Patients trust their doctors with their private information only in order to allow us to deliver the care they seek. At the same time, I’ve learned valuable and sometimes unique lessons from patient encounters and sometimes this information bears repeating. If I post photos of pathology, I have obtained the patient’s permission to do so.

I do share personal information and hope that this makes me more accessible as a human being.

The views I express are my own and are not intended to represent my union, my colleagues, or the medical profession as a whole. This blog is a tool for me to work things out, to reflect on challenges I’ve faced or laughs I’ve had, and to open a dialogue with my readership if they are inclined to contribute.

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