Sep 17, 2008

Voices of Ike - Looking after each other

1:41 pm, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 Austin internist Lee Frierson-Stroud, MD

I forgot one more observation Patients were looking after their fellow strangers. One lady, while being assessed for a cough, whispered to me that the smiling, elderly Oriental lady, wrapped like a sore toe, in the next cot was by herself. The patient couldn't understand how such a nice lady was being neglected by her family. I referred her to a social worker to decrease the risk of slipping through the tracks.

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