In Your Words  |   February 2016
The Man in Room 7218
Author Notes
  • From the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. 
  •  *Address correspondence to Nicholas Wade Salupo, OMS III, ATC, 5001 Carvel Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205-1220. E-mail: nsalupo750@marian.edu
     
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Gastroenterology / Medical Education / Pain Management/Palliative Care / Being a DO / In Your Words / Graduate Medical Education / Palliative Care
In Your Words   |   February 2016
The Man in Room 7218
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 2016, Vol. 116, 120-121. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2016.028
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 2016, Vol. 116, 120-121. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2016.028
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I didn’t know how we were supposed to treat inpatients. I didn’t know how to stage his cancer. I didn’t know why he was receiving antibiotics. I didn’t know why a palliative care consultation hadn’t been ordered. There was a lot I didn’t know. 
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In mid-October, trees in the Midwest start to change colors to the most brilliant shades of red, yellow, and orange. I had never seen them through the windows of a hospital before, and even then, only once did I have the opportunity to look at them with Mr C. The sun was never up when I went to see him each morning. 
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