A patient who changed my practiceBMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1887 (Published 25 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i1887
- Victoria North, core medical trainee year 2
- Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK
My home for six months, a busy Tanzanian medical ward, was bustling with relatives who had arrived to provide lunch for the patients. At each mealtime every bed space becomes a temporary home to whole families, who are expected to provide food. The ward fills with chatter as families use the mealtime to catch up with the events of the morning.
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