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You were my first palliative patient

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You were my first palliative patient

You were my first palliative patient. We discussed your symptoms and your pain but I failed to discuss what made you, you. On your last few days you had video games stacked next to your bed. I had no idea you were a gamer. By the time I tried to learn who you were as a person it was too late.  I never made this mistake again. Thank you for this lesson.HPCO_You_were_my_first_palliative_patient

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