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 academicmedicine.org.