134. Medicine in Translation

By Danielle Ofri

Journeys with my patients

134 Ofri Medicine in Translation

First of all, and most of all, I am a doctor. Regardless of the capabilities that I master and the self-fulfilment that accumulates, it is not about me. It is not about how smart and amazing I become. Even if that feels good. All this that I’m learning, it is for the patients, the ones who are suffering and the ones who come with all their pain and vulnerabilities.

It is not just a broken bone or a torn tendon. I am treating a whole person. May I always have compassion, patience and respect for my patients.

There is so much suffering, so much injustice, so much that cannot be explained. Why them, and not me? We won’t ever fully know. So, we can only, and should only move forward. What can I do for them?


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