Rohan M. Modi, MD is a resident physician at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Inspired by the writings of Atul Gawande, Rohan is interested in understanding the illness experience from the patient's perspective and centering medical care around the patient's values and priorities. He plans to incorporate these sentiments in his future career in Gastroenterology and clinical research.
While there is always an intrinsic desire to root for patient recovery and ultimate survival, I struggled immensely with the decision to pursue invasive measures. This is a poem that helped depict my feelings for this patient encounter.