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ERIC Number: EJ1094994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1932-7528
What's the Problem?
Zaroff, Larry
Journal for Learning through the Arts, v5 n1 Article 12 2009
We physicians get so focused, so specialized, we become organ doctors not people doctors. We deal with the disease the patient has rather than the patient who happens to have a disease. This is true for any illness and I suspect for the majority of specialists--though I believe family doctors and pediatricians are more aware of the social implications of a disease than we cardiac surgeons who have had ninety years of training and can only do our work in a hospital surrounded by a staff of fourteen and equipment that monitors everything including fingernail growth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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