"My Voice"

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Three new publications about my experiences as physician who is also a cancer patient

The first article was published in the journal "Surgical Oncology". It describes my experiences undergoing surgery for cancer and illustrates the difficult challenges a patient faces. Unable to speak, eat, and breathe normally, while dealing with a potential fatal illness, makes the patient extremely vulnerable, both physically and emotionally. The manuscript explains why a proficient, competent, compassionate and caring approach should be practiced during this difficult and challenging time. An Editorial By Surbone & Rowe adds insight to the manuscript.
The second article was published in the journal "Clinical Otolaryngology" and describes my experiences at the otolaryngology ward after surgery. It details some of the nursing errors that were made in my care. It is my hope that this communication will improve patient care.
The third article was published in KevinMD which is a popular web site for health related issues.