Unfortunately the COVID-19 has kept most of us relatively homebound. However when it is safe to travel again, my latest piece for After Rounds provides medical students with some tips for doing international rotations.
Category: Physician Wellness
Outside the Exam Room
It seems that lately, doctors spend more of our time working to prove to patients that our counsel, informed by years of rigorous training, should be trusted more than their cousin’s Facebook post, a random Wikipedia page, or a stranger’s Instagram feed … It’s time to bring our communication out of our clinics, operating rooms,…
After Tumors, Growing a Baby
“With a child, time is fluid. It can surge with a springy quickness – a new word each day, pants abruptly too short, crawling that becomes standing, walking, running all within weeks. Or it can meander with a syrupy slowness, the world captured in a day.” From my latest piece has been published by Narratively….
Tea and Scones – and Cancer
It took travel to a different country and a few bouts with cancer to finally make me realize the importance of self-care, particularly as one who cares for others. We must fill up our cups if we want to feed others. “[As physicians], we become skilled at self-abnegation. We ignore our full bladder to perform a…