SMS from Relatives of Patients Who Passed Away

Below are samples of texts that I received from relatives of my patients who pass away.

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Insights:

Doctors cure sometimes, relief often, comfort always (from Hippocrates).  If cure is not attained, at least relief and comfort are given that are well-appreciated and to the satisfaction of the patients and relatives.

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Doctors’ goals in patient management are to try their best to resolve health problems in such a way that their patients do not end up dead; avoiding as much as possible disability, deformity, complication, and side-effects of medical management; and in such a manner that the patients and their relatives are satisfied and there is no resulting medicolegal suit.

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An indicator of a pleasant ending in the patient management is a text of appreciation from the patient such as this one:

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For patients who pass away,  an indicator of a pleasant ending is a text of appreciation from the relatives such as this one:

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