Forty years since “taking care of the hateful patient”

Richard B. 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 number5
StatePublished - May 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy

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