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Nothing could help my patient, but ministering to him helped me

04:00 EDT 2 Jul 2017 | KevinMD

“Mr. Jones, how are you this morning?” I ask. A muffled, incoherent reply. “Are you in pain?” “No.” I perform a brief, perfunctory exam — it’s unchanged from yesterday. I then glance at his breakfast tray on the bedside table — still untouched. The plastic mug is still full of watery, lukewarm coffee, the rubbery […]

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