Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Healing V Curing

What a wonderful experience today's talk was! I always always always love talking to med students, that's nothing new. What was unique, however, were the three doctors I was privileged to be on the panel with and the doctor who ran the show.
Each doctor had their own stories about healing and curing, some of them personal and some of them stories about patients they had known in the past. They all had one theme in common and that was that they knew the difference between treating the disease and caring for the person. I was inspired and impressed. If only all doctors could be so balanced. I sincerely hope that the med students took a lot of notes today...

1 comment:

Lillianne said...

Hi Tiffany! Greetings from one of the medical students you encouraged today. ^_^ Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Your story reminds us to treat the person as a whole; to address not only the illness, but also the overall well-being of the patient. Good luck to you!