Forty Years since "Taking Care of the Hateful Patient"

Richard Gunderman, Peter R. Gunderman

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Using the word "hateful" is not the only option in describing patients who induce in clinicians feelings of dread. We suggest an alternative approach to the language of hate, one that seeks dignity and perhaps even a divine spark in every patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-373
Number of pages5
JournalAMA journal of ethics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017


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