My most recent blog, “In healthcare, small gestures provide big outcomes” provoked much discussion at Park Nicollet. Two of our physicians have similar stories which they share below.
See the person inside, Bill Anderson, MD
Several years ago I learned a similar lesson when I was caring for an older woman who was dying from pulmonary fibrosis. Left handicapped from her disease she was wheelchair bound, on constant oxygen and way more physically old than her actual age. We had had several good visits attempting to make small changes here or there to keep her comfortable as her disease marched on.