Fillers A memorable patient

Spiritual relief

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7443.815 (Published 01 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:815
  1. Sarah Hull, general practitioner
  1. London

    As healthcare professionals, we regularly encounter complex decision making with regard to patient consent. While working as a volunteer doctor in a Tibetan hospital in northern India, I came across an unusual example of difficulty gaining consent.

    An elderly monk presented with a sharp thoracic back pain of sudden onset and shortness of breath. A chest radiograph revealed …

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