Physician, heal thyself

Robert K Likeman
Med J Aust 2015; 202 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/mja15.00080
Published online: 20 April 2015

A doctor considers the inner turmoil experienced when serving in a war zone

In the aftermath of the horrific Kibeho massacre in Rwanda in 1995, one of my soldiers whispered to me, “I guess it's all right for you doctors — you are familiar with death”.

  • Gold Coast, QLD.


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