Key Point: Smoking is one of the hardest addictions to quit forever. Non-judgmental encouragement is not only free, it may connect you to someone on a deeper level than you’d imagine. And it may help someone at a critical point in life.
Thank you for joining us for this week’s blog for the conclusion of the story of Mr. P… It’s now one month after that late Christmas Eve in the office. Let’s see return to this Mission of Infusing Hope… Yes, Mr. P and his wife arrive for the appointment one month later. The Follow Up … Read more
Thank you for joining us for this week’s blog to follow the story of Mr. P… It’s a late Christmas Eve in the office and my Mission of Infusing Hope is starting… Sitting with Mr. and Mrs. P, I shared that the fact that his shaky hands and head (tremors) were likely due to a … Read more
“Oh bummer, my last clinic patient has uncontrolled COPD.” This is exactly the words that I thought when I picked up Mr. P’s medical chart. (Yes, this was before electronic medical records during the first year of my Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship.) It was Christmas Eve at 6:30 pm — already two hours after the clinic … Read more