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David Charlton

The boundary between professional and personal can sometimes become blurred. When patients are given bad news and devastating diagnoses, is it really unprofessional to cry with them? David's job as an Associate Practitioner requires him to be professional but, as a caring human being, he shares his patients' grief. One woman teaches him that patients can care for professionals too and finally, after a time of darkness and despair, David has learned how to care better for himself so that he can continue to provide the kind of care he wants to give his patients.

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