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A PATIENT WHO CHANGED MY PRACTICE

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7052.290 (Published 03 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:290
  1. Colin Borland

    What did you do before you retired?

    He always sat in the corner of the day room. He was a sad fellow in his early 90s who rarely spoke to the other patients or to the nurses. During the last two years of his life he was admitted more and more frequently “unable to cope” or having “gone off his feet.” I grew to resent him and became frustrated that we could not keep him away from hospital with our comprehensive community care packages. …

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