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turkleton

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These two weeks were bad... we had 7 deaths on the service. This is gonna suck when you're the attending in charge and have to talk to the family. Rarely does the hospital even come close to the nonsense on tv... but man, in these two weeks it might as well have been the script for the most tear soaked ER episode there ever was.
 
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People die. This will only get worse as the population ages, and the hospitals become places for people to die, instead of to get well. You just have to learn to move on, unfortunately.
 

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It is very difficult for physicians to get used to telling families that their loved one has died. Physicians invest their life energy into helping people, and the hard reality is that death represents a failure by the physician, even though death is ultimately inevitable for everyone. Some physicians gets more depressed than others because of this. It's called burnout.
 
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