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When Doctors Grieve a Patients Death

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Grief Talk with Audrey

Grief Talk with Audrey


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Are you dealing with grief after a loss? Join Health and Transitions Mentor for Widowed Women, Audrey Pellicano CEO of Wise Widow on Grief Talk with Audrey where we bring experts in the fields of death and dying, grief and loss, hope and healing.

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.  

Join me and my special guest calling in from Israel, Leeat Granek, PhD a critical health psychologist who studies grief, loss and cancer patients and their families, as we discuss the results that she and her colleagues discovered in their research on 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.

Read the NY Times article :http://goo.gl/hYhLZ

See Leeat on youtube http://goo.gl/e5Kupm