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Health care workers improve their craft — through literature
Health care workers improve their craft — through literature

Like all good registered nurses, Kristin Kraus keeps up with the latest in technological developments, so when a terminally ill older patient entered her operating room one night, she was as ready as ever with the required monitors and meds. She wasn't ready for the question he asked her. Out of the blue, the man confided that he'd once killed a person. "Will God forgive me?" he asked. "I just stuttered and stammered," recalled Kraus, who works at Mercy Medical Center. "I felt completely unprepared." As health care providers know, critical illness can bring out the difficult, often unanswerable questions that usually lie unasked at the core of...

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