"Did he know this person? I mean were they friends outside of the professional relationship?"
"Was the surgeon and patient joking about tattoos in the pre-op?"
"How much is she suing for?"
"The other members of the OR crew allowed him to do this?!"
In conclusion, as you can see, a doctor’s touch is an action which, if used wisely and professionally can provide a variety of benefits from psychological to diagnostic. Also, you can see that touch is missing when the doctor-patient relationship involves phone, video or e-mail communication. It is understandable why we who teach medical students stress touch as an important medical tool in its many ways. ..Maurice.
other things amanzi
Reflections in a Head Mirror
Someonetc (an orthopedic attending)