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oa South African Family Practice - The "heart lift" patient : peripheralia

Volume 56, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2078-6190

 

Abstract

Several decades ago, the concept of the "heart sink" patient was described. It is a phenomenon that occurs when a doctor sees that a particular patient has booked for an appointment and his or her heart sinks in anticipation of the consultation. A collection of negative premonitions and expectations arise in the doctor's mind which are not exactly consistent with being a member of a healing profession.

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2014-01-01
2017-05-30

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