Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Being There

I'd like to think that every family doctor experiences this kind of moment at least once in their career. For many of us, more than once. For someone who doesn't practice medicine, they may not "get it". But there is power in just simply caring, even when there is nothing else that can be done.

This is the power of a man who cared, and which is so strong, some of his magic still lives in his violin.

This is what being a family physician is all about. This is what has been dying from the modern healthcare system.

We need to bring it back.