SALON. The Anfortas question

Sanatani, Michael Susmoy
August 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 11, p1268
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's view regarding the elimination of admission history and physicals, instead using of the electronic patient record in admitting a patient in Canadian hospital. He presents the Wolfram of Eschenbach's epic poem from 13th century that describes the travel and trials of the medieval legend of the knight Parzival. Moreover, he believes on the therapeutic effect of asking questions that express compassion to a suffering patient.


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