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Article Title

Sitting

Publication Date

4-18-2022

Keywords

patient safety, volunteer sitter, emergency department, heart rate, population health

Abstract

A family physician volunteers for a hospital shift as a patient sitter and reflects on the experience in this creative writing article. Freed from clinical responsibilities in a hospital setting, sitting and observing the patient’s interactions with health care professionals and staff reinforced the importance of human connection to recovery.

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Submitted

January 3rd, 2022

Accepted

February 23rd, 2022

 

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