About Your Family and Community

  • Robert B. Taylor


This will not be the longest chapter in the book, but for a few readers it will be the most meaningful, especially the thoughts about the doctor’s family. Your family can cause you more sadness than all the no-show, heartsink and difficult patients you will encounter in a lifetime. But there are two sides to the coin. Your family can also bring more joy than making a brilliant diagnosis, having a paper published in your favorite medical journal, or receiving a national award. Do you doubt me? Just ask any new parent or grandparent.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Family Medicine School of MedicineOregon Health and Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA

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