I turn up at clinics, on the wards and on house visits and time and time again patients allow me to be part of massive emotional times in their lives. They most of the time the patients gain nothing extra from me being there. I'm sure for some people it even makes things more difficult, uncomfortable or embarrassing... but still they let me stay so I can learn.
Although I always thank patients I'm not sure they realise how seriously I mean it.
So thank you everyone for letting me be part of your lives. Thank you for helping me learn.