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Academic Medicine Podcast

Dec 23, 2020

"Healing comes from genuine interpersonal connection, and I will take this lesson to heart as I enter my career as a nurse."

Recent nursing graduate Sonia Max reflects on an interaction with a pediatric patient and how the nurse-patient divide was bridged by looking beyond the technical aspects of nursing to connect with the human being before her.

This essay placed in the 2020 Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest and was published in the October 2020 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at