Jonathan Jimenez, MD, MPH Jonathan Jimenez, M.D., MPH

“Verily the lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks grinning at the funeral.”

Khalil Gibran, On Houses

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Hannah Hayes, PA-S

It’s the Saturday of Thanksgiving break as I write this and my one-year-old daughter is asleep in the other room. This break from school has not gone according to plan; few things do with a toddler. She is laid up with a sinus infection and the Amoxicillin she was prescribed has been making her vomit periodically for the past four days. Needless to say, I have not gotten as much studying (or sleep) in as I had planned. However, I cannot help but feel both lucky and proud.

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Susie Page Susie Page, MSW, LCSW, ACM

As an Emergency Department social worker I will never forget reading the following: “patient vs. ashtray.” Of course, in that fast-paced environment the focus was on completing stitches and not asking who threw the ashtray. In today’s health care settings there unfortunately is limited time to consider Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).

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Irene Lynch Irene Lynch

Name: Irene N. Lynch

Position: Administrative Secretary

Division/Program in CFM: Duke Physician Assistant Program

Time in this position: 2 years and 4 months

Years at Duke: 2 years

What I do at work: Greet guests and assist students, faculty and staff with any and all PA program needs

What I love about my job: The people I work with. We are one big family at the PA program (including the students) and we look out for each other.

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Donna Tuccero, M.D. Donna Tuccero, M.D.

Recently, I engaged with some colleagues in a heartfelt conversation about the sense of purpose I feel when caring for patients during the transition times in their life. Oftentimes these transitions occur following a new diagnosis or change in patient status. We spoke of the value of continuity in the doctor-patient relationship and the importance of being fully present in the moment. This requires that physicians go beyond the external trappings of the encounter and commit the entirety of their self to the patient relationship at that moment.

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