“This is my vow:to love the sick, each and all of them, more than if my own body were at stake…
“When there is nothing more medically you can do for patients, remember it is just the beginning ofeverything you can do for your patients: you can still give them the best of you, which is your presence at their bedside.
You can heal even when you cannot cure by that simple human act of being at the bedside — your presence.”
quoted by Abraham Verghese,M.D. , professor of medicine at Stanford and a best selling author during his commencement address at Stanford (Stanford’s School of Medicine) on June 14, 2014.