The Best Medicine? What’s Meaningful to Our Patients
Sometimes, what matters most to patients matters more than anything medical we have to offer.
“My own breath caught at the poignancy of the request. I remembered the first time I danced with my daughter, when she was only days old and I hugged her tight to my body, and the weddings we attended when she was the same age as my patient’s daughter. I would escort her to the dance floor as she carefully placed her pink sparkle shoes atop my staid black leather ones, while I raised and lowered them to the beat of the music. With the memory, I felt the gentle pressure of her weight on my toes.”
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Dr. Sekeres is Director of Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center’s Leukemia Program. You can follow him on Twitter @MikkaelSekeres.