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Why patients should be part of medical training from day one

Benjamin D Bravery
Med J Aust 2018; 208 (11): 480. || doi: 10.5694/mja17.00931
Published online: 18 June 2018

Doctors need not wait until they get sick to understand what it is like on the other side

The man beside me was dying. Pain kept him awake most of the night. He would repeatedly ask to see a doctor and beg them to euthanise him. They had run out of medicines to control his pain and his lung cancer was now too advanced for treatment. He was dying, and it hurt, and there seemed to be little anyone could do. The man was in his 80s, I was not yet 30 years old — we both had cancer.

  • Benjamin D Bravery

  • Sydney, NSW

Correspondence: benbravery@yahoo.com.au

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