Photographer captures moment ‘ER doctor steps outside after losing a 19-year old patient’

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A grainy, dark photo that appears to show a doctor grieving after losing a patient is making its way around the internet.

“An ER doctor steps outside after losing a 19-year old patient,” reads the caption on the photo posted to Reddit Thursday.

The poster, NickMoore911, says the doctor pictured was unable to save one of his patients.

“Though this is a common occurrence in our field of work, the patients we lose are typically old, sick, or some combination of the two. The patient that died was 19 years old, and for him, it was one of those calls we get sometimes that just hits you,” Moore wrote.

Moore says he wanted to share the photo publicly because he believes the photo sheds light on what is like to be in a life-and-death profession.

“I think people should know that the care providers are just as human as the patients, and this shows that stronger than anything I’ve seen in a long while."

Moore says a few moments after the photo was taken the doctor "stepped back inside, holding his head high again."

 

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