Mónica Lalanda, MD, MSc, Eva Gracia-Peligero, MD, and Maria Teresa Delgado-Marroquín, MD, PhD
AMA J Ethics. 2017;19(5):508-509. doi:
Figure.They Are People First, Then Patients
Working in a health care environment, it’s easy to forget that patients are not just patients but people who have become ill. When we are short of time, tired or just careless, we may fail to care for patients’ dignity. This is a poster that uses humor and simple cartoons to convey powerful messages to anyone who deals with patients, from porters to doctors. Everyone needs to be involved to make the experience more humane. This poster is based on a document created by the Medical Ethics Committee in Sector III, Zaragoza (Spain).