Humanism in healthcare

Here’s a warm story of a 10-year-old leukemia patient undergoing her third, painful round of chemotherapy and how 2 doctors literally stood on their heads to improve her quality of life.

Denise Anne Hayes, who at the time was a third-year student at Georgetown University School of Medicine, wrote the essay. Her work won first prize in the 2005 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Essay Contest and originally appeared in Academic Medicine.

It’s worth reading.

5/1/07 15:45 JR

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John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.