Fillers A memorable patient

Sending the right message

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 03 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:944
  1. Rebecca Ball, house officer
  1. York

    This patient is not under my medical care, but I do have a personal interest in her. She has made me stop and think about my daily contact with patients. She is 21 years old and in a geriatric bay, at a large hospital in the north of England. She is anorexic and this is her first experience of illness and, indeed, of hospitals. Her observations of day to day ward activity should be noted by all of us in medicine.

    On a round she …

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