Sometime after 9 am this morning, I received an SMS from my husband telling me that Dr. Ramon Abarquez had passed away. It set off a wave of memories, of things half-remembered but indelible. Let me write ten random things about him here, as a humble send-off for a great teacher! Continue reading
This post and the #HealthXPH tweet chat on December 2, 9 pm PHT is inspired by an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, The Power of Regret, by Dr. Jerome Groopman & Dr. Pamela Hartzband last October. In it, regret is defined as having two essential elements –
… imagining that the present situation would have been better if one had acted differently, and self-recrimination for having made a choice that led to a bad outcome.