Management of the Sick with Kindness, Compassion, Wisdom, and Efficiency

  • Robert H. Williams


The status of health is extremely important in decisions about who should live and die, as well as when and how we die. The physician plays an important role in these decisions. He is almost always present at birth and death and is consulted frequently about physical and emotional problems in life. Particularly during these times of extensive family, community, national, and international turmoil, with the attendant insecurity, anxiety, frustration, and other changes that influence health and happiness, the physician is especially needed to supply guidance and to ease discomforts. This chapter deals with some of the factors that contribute to optimal medical care and satisfaction for both patients and physicians.


Golden Rule Full Cooperation Impending Death Regular Physician Special Privilege 
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