AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. December 2000, Volume 2, Number 12.

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Through the Patient's Eyes: "A Simple Gift"

Readers are referred to an article by Reg Green in a 1995 issue of JAMA to consider the experience of health care from the patient's perspective as told by the father of an organ donor.

Sara Taub

This month's essay from the patient side of the clinical encounter is not from the patient himself, but through the eyes of his parents. Nicholas Green's father relates the story that Nicholas, the patient, could not tell, a tale of the "simple act" of organ donation.

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Green R. A Simple Act. JAMA. 1995;273:22.

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