Skip all navigation and go to page content
NN/LM Home About MAR | Contact MAR | Feedback |Site Map | Help | Bookmark and Share

Do Doctors Grieve?

An essay in Sunday’s New York Times asks, “Do doctors grieve when their patients die?  In the medical profession, such grief is seldom discussed — except, perhaps, as an example of the sort of emotion that a skilled doctor avoids feeling.  But in a paper published on Tuesday in Archives of Internal Medicine (and in a forthcoming paper in the journal Death Studies), my colleagues and I report what we found in our research about oncologists and patient loss:  Not only do doctors experience grief, but the professional taboo on the emotion also has negative consequences for the doctors themselves, as well as for the quality of care they provide.”
http://tinyurl.com/6oulmgv
http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1160665

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.