Q.The really difficult patient
I found out a patient I discharged yesterday died. I know I probably shouldn’t have discharged that patient, but I knew the internist would refuse the admission and the nurse was putting pressure on me. I feel trapped–and I feel awful. Do you have any tips on how to handle this in the future?
-JA, Atlanta, GA
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