A new attitude recently raised in the literature emphasizing the role of the family in the care of the patient introduces a novel paradigm of family presence during resuscitation, which continues to be a debatable issue without widespread implementation. Can the same recommendations rooted at medical centers be extrapolated to the traumatic scene where a physician is called to treat his own community members? In this paper the scenario presented depicts a family physician called to treat terrorist victims of his own community overwhelmed by dilemmas including ethical considerations. He is subjected to stress and strain that seem beyond his capacity. The physician in rural settings may be placed in situations that confront challenges demanding metamorphosis in order to answer unexpected needs towards which he has not been fully trained. Despite the hardships involved, withstanding such situations can lead to profound satisfaction.
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