One thing that was a little humbling:
I spoke to a doctor once who was really dedicated and clearly cared very deeply about his patients. The doctor was an outpatient physician of a patient of mine who has glioblastoma (glioblastoma = generally horrible prognosis). This doctor had been spending his own time calling everyone in our hospital to try to get the patient chemo or radiation. He told me today: "Don't send the patient to hospice without calling me first! Don't!"
Personally, I don't think hospice is such a horrible thing and it's something that's very underutilized in this country. But that's besides the point. The point was that I was impressed by how much that physician clearly cared about his patients. I wish I could be as dedicated as that doctor.