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September 6, 2009

Loving Pediatric Medicine – the anti-rant

Filed under: Office,pediatrics,positive medicine,Uncategorized — momwithastethoscope @ 7:55 am
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Reason Number 6:  Pain.  I am anti-pain, and I try very hard to make my patient feel less pain.  Acetominophen. Ibuprofen. Otocaine. Occasional Acetominophen with codeine.   My own threshold for discomfort is pretty high, but I am sensitive to the varying levels of hurt.  This is not to say I have no radar for abuse of medications – I do. 

Sometimes relief is immediate – which is very gratifying, and sometimes relief comes in the form of sleep.  The know-how to relieve suffering should be innate to physicians, but sometimes, it isn’t.

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