I saw a patient recently, she had a fetal demise. I came out of the room in our OB part of the hospital, I could hear a baby crying at a distance along with other people chattering away. As I started to tell the nurse what my plan is, she gently interrupted me and asked "did you close the door behind you" I said no. She said "No problem I will, it is just that I do not want her to hear the baby crying".
It took me a second to realize her sensitivity to this situation., it takes a certain personality to be so kind.
I wonder what other things we do without thinking everyday?