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Emotional harm from disrespect: the neglected preventable harm
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    Let's address everyday emotional harms.

    One example of our almost universal, daily inflicting of emotional harm on patients is our mis-labeling of the patient's presenting problem as the 'Chief Complaint'.

    Years ago, an ICU patient said plaintively, "I'm not a complainer." after a bedside presentation is which that is just what he was called.

    Let's call it the 'Presenting Problem'--in our talk and in our notes. It might contribute to a clima...

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