TITLE

The housecall

AUTHOR(S)
Kramer, Larry
PUB. DATE
February 2000
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/08/2000, Vol. 162 Issue 3, p379
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reflects on a housecall of a Canadian physician to the home of an old man who is dying. The care of the wife in the final days of life; Helplessness of the physician; Response of the physician to the wife once the man dies.
ACCESSION #
2784027

 

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