Tag: By Denise Kavuma

Series, The Doctor's View

The Doctor’s View: “Have some tears,” they said.

By Denise Kavuma, Uganda: There are several documented ways to beat the vicious cycle involving finding no work because every job needs experienced people, but one cannot get experience without a job. As medical students however, we couldn't have cared less about these documented methods and would just go out into the villages, get attached to various health centers and […]

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Series, The Doctor's View

The Doctor’s View: When Time and Chance come Calling

By Denise Kavuma, Uganda: “Man is a dupable animal. Quacks in medicine, quacks in religion, and quacks in politics know this, and act upon that knowledge,” a random poet once wrote and well, I've seen that proven to be true more times than I'd wish to recall. It's on this very basis that I will tell you two rather dark, […]

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Series, The Doctor's View

The Doctor’s View: She called the President

By Denise Kavuma, Uganda: Hospital gossip, much like any other form of unnecessarily detailed and unsubstantiated conversation, occurs when the patient of interest is long gone (and yes, sometimes that means death.) Shocked you there didn't I? But I suppose that's the major difference with it. The casual conversations that happen in the tea-room at this hospital tend to be […]

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Reflections

Civility

By Denise Kavuma, Uganda: “Civility costs nothing and buys everything” a British writer once wrote to some long dead countess and oh, how I wish I could have come up with that. For one reason or the other, people in this age all seem too busy to be polite. It seems good enough for us to make all manner of […]

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