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You can keep your shirt on: A physician's auscultating s(k)in

  • L.S. van Galen
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    Corresponding author at: Centre for Population Health Sciences, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
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    Centre for Population Health Sciences, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    Section of Acute Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
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Published:March 20, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2018.03.003
      It is known that when physicians fall ill they often find it hard to consult their colleagues. We tend to wait too long and the interaction is not always smooth due to projected expectations and ideas at both ends of the consultation. Recently we experienced one of these encounters. I (a medical doctor in training, currently doing research abroad) visited one of my colleagues as I had fallen ill and could not seem to recover.

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      1. TEDTalk by Abraham Verghese ‘A Doctor's Touch’ at TEDGlobal 2011 https://www.ted.com/talks/abraham_verghese_a_doctor_s_touch/transcript.