Although residency teaches doctors to deliver babies, how to deliver bad news must also be a part of the curriculum.
Luke Burns, MD
A resident is reminded that a mistake can sometimes be an unfortunate necessity for keeping his level of confidence in check.
When a resident’s promise to appreciate nurses is challenged, a conversation with one illustrates how both roles play an integral part in patient care.
Residency growing pains should eventually lead to confidence, but sometimes they just result in more growing pains.
Responsibility, anxiety, and expectations converge for an on-duty resident.