COVID-19: The imposter in our emergency department
Keywords:Chronic illness, Communication skills, COVID-19, Empathy, Health humanities, Medical humanities, Narrative medicine, Pandemic, Provider-patient relationship
As the world battles COVID-19, talks are rife about vaccine distribution and health policy overhauls. Amongst all this mayhem a section of patients suffers silently. The patients with chronic systemic diseases requiring regular care at the hospital for follow-ups and dialysis are getting lost in the crowd of COVID suspects. This paper narrates the harrowing ordeal of a patient shunted across hospitals all because of a fever, and in the end it discloses her eventual diagnosis.
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