The human inside oncology

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Published: 11 Jan 2024
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Dr Bishal Gyawali - Queen's University, Kingston, Canada

Dr Bishal Gyawali speaks to ecancer re-telling a story he shared with a trainee regarding the human side of being an oncologist.

The trainee asked Dr Bishal questions such as, ‘How do you do it? Do you enjoy this? Do you feel sad? Do you take it home?’

He then goes on to answer these questions and reiterate the importance of asking, answering and discussing questions like these.

From the difficulty of conversations about end-of-life care to how entwined emotion is with oncology, he talks about the impact it has on his life, colleagues and patients.