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Caregiving Goes Both Ways

RobRutledgeby Dr. Rob Rutledge, MD, FRCPC

 

Many years ago, I sat at the bedside of a woman who had recently been diagnosed with cancer. She was a lively spirit and was recovering nicely from her operation. At the end of the conversation she looked at me intensely and said, “Whatever you do – don’t tell my husband I have cancer.”  As a young physician I did not have the experience to explore why she felt this way.

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