The recipients of these awards include researchers, patient advocates, and global oncology leaders who have worked to transform cancer care around the world.
I was her doctor, and my job was to give my opinion, even if it could not be backed by any data, and then to respect hers. After all, there was only one person walking this road of cancer, and it was my job to make that road easier.
I was normal… once. Then I went to medical school.
Health care providers have a tendency to talk a lot; we are trained to ask questions, to give information, to provide advice and guidance. But if we just stop and let the silence fill the room we can learn so much from our patients.
Dr. Carlos Sampaio and Dr. Alex Pimenta describe the unique barriers to delivering quality care that Brazilian providers face, and the valuable lessons they learned through the process of achieving QOPI Certification.