Humanism and Professionalism - On Being a Doctor: The Liver Transplant Unit

The reality that her partner's liver will fail plunges Dr. Adler into a different side of doctoring.

Use this essay to:

  • Listen to an audio recording, read by Dr. Michael LaCombe.
  • Are you ever jarred by thoughts of a loved one when you see a patient with an illness?
  • Is it different to face a loved one's illness as a physician? Do our knowledge of medicine and our experiences with advanced disease make things better or worse?

Annals of Internal Medicine is the premier internal medicine academic journal published by the American College of Physicians (ACP). It is one of the most widely cited and influential specialty medical journals in the world.

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