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It was just an innocent comment.
Between bouts of dry-heaves, Mr C attempted to deliver his story to us on the palliative care team. With his pink basin still empty, he had taken to self-gagging in hopes of relieving the nausea; he could barely string four words together. Giving each other subtle sideways glances, our team members telepathically agreed that it wasn’t the best time to talk. We would adjust his antiemetic regimen and come back when he was less nauseated. With a sympathetic pat on his shoulder, we headed toward the door.
Chen DF. Little White Lies. JAMA. 2017;317(1):27–28. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.11872
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