Erin M. Denney-Koelsch, MD
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Denney-Koelsch E.; Air Hunger. Ann Intern Med. 2014;161:530. doi: 10.7326/M14-0327
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(7):530.
It was Monday morning at 6:00 a.m., 2 hours from finishing a fulfilling but exhausting 2-week rotation as the attending on our busy inpatient palliative care service. I got into the shower to splash myself awake, grateful that my call was ending, eager to spend more time with my husband and two young children. I heard the pager vibrating on the counter and thought, “You've got to be kidding. Another ED admission?”
While I was drying off, the pager went off again. “URGENT, CALL ASAP.” It was from the palliative care unit, and I knew whom this must be about: a tall, lanky, and unfailingly gracious young man who was dying of metastatic cancer far before his time.
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