When Hospital Visitors Get Sick

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When visiting relatives or friends become ill on a hospital floor, it’s not easy to care for them.

The young woman was waiting for her mother to be discharged from the hospital when the pain started. “My chest is hurting,” she told me.

This is a phrase nurses hate to hear, since we immediately start to worry about heart attack. But this woman was young, and didn’t look unwell. The chances of her chest pain being cardiac trouble, rather than indigestion or some other minor problem, seemed slight.

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