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Rounds in the General Hospital

Demoralization in Medical Practice

Juliet C. Jacobsen, MD; Guy Maytal, MD; and Theodore A. Stern, MD

Published: April 16, 2007

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Do you ever hear a medical term (e.g., demoralization) and wonderwhy it wasn’ t discussed in medical school? Do you ever wonderwhether some words or concepts mean the same thing to all practitioners?If you have, then the following case vignette should provide theforum to discuss the evolution of some terms and help you decide how toapply them.

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Volume: 9

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