A life not fully lived

  • Usha Rani Singh None
Keywords: Accidents, Narrative medicine, Medical humanities, Road traffic accidents, Trauma centers


I lost my husband to a road traffic accident when he was in the prime of life. His passing shattered the family and imposed terrible psychological and unanticipated financial burdens on me and on our young children. We recovered our balance eventually; however, I am often plagued by the thought that he might have been saved if only certain measures and systems had been in place in the emergency department where he was brought in when he was still alive and conscious.


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How to Cite
Singh, U. R. (2018). A life not fully lived. Research & Humanities in Medical Education, 5, 50-53. Retrieved from https://www.rhime.in/ojs/index.php/rhime/article/view/189
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