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Academic Medicine Podcast

Nov 9, 2020

"I decided to include in my daily prerounding a video call with the family. ... I was finally able to see Mr. X, and to hear the love of his family, the words of encouragement, the tears of his children. For a moment, I allowed myself to be part of this, and not isolate myself from their suffering and longing to be there with him."

Dr. Estefania Oliveros (@EstefaniaOS) reflects on caring for and connecting with patients during COVID-19. 

This essay was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the November 2020 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at