Being a GP is actually a rewarding job.
Dr Renee Hoenderkamp is a first-year qualified GP in north London and here she tells the story of two patients amongst hundreds who crystallised for her why she is a GP, a doctor, reminding her of the importance of the job and the positive effect doctors can have on people’s emotions and wellbeing even when we are not doing much to ‘cure’. She asks: “there can’t be another job that has the same impact, can there?”
Published originally in PULSE on 09 Jan 2017 and highlighted here with the author’s permission.
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