There are so many memorable moments from these past few days, but the video we watched this morning in particular stands out. This is my second time watching the MedStar patient care and compassion video, but it was still so meaningful. I love the juxtaposition of what the doctor and patient are thinking about, and knowing this is an actual patient and not an actor makes it even more meaningful.
In a field that is all about compassion, I feel we so often lack compassion for those around us. When you have a difficult patient in the middle of a busy day, it can be difficult to take a moment to understand where their questions or concerns come from. We often lack compassion for those in other fields within medicine. I know as a pediatrician we often roll our eyes at the care our patients receive in emergency rooms. Like… Continue reading