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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 89-91

A glass of water


Department of Plastic Surgery, Chinmaya Mission Hospital, CMH Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Neha Chauhan
Department of Plastic Surgery, Chinmaya Mission Hospital, CMH Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/ijc.IJC_72_19

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In large cities, cancer management has moved to highly specialized centers that provide holistic care. Hence, freelance consultants very occasionally encounter cancer patients. Sometimes due to a variety of reasons, one may not have much to offer to a patient in terms of medical management. However, empathy and small acts of kindness can have a major impact on patients going through tough times and must be always remembered. A glass of water is a true narrative of how seemingly benign words can make a patient aloof when one least expects and how small acts of kindness can change their equation with the doctor. It reinforces the fact that the art of medicine is still the better half of the science of medicine and must be practiced at all times.






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