Loss and Grief: Personal Stories of Doctors and Other Healthcare Professionals
Healthcare professionals experience unrelenting demands superimposed on their personal lives and losses. Although trained to help others, all too often, they neglect their own mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Loss is universal and inevitable, yet, sharing of loss is often hidden and stigmatized, and institutional infrastructure to support colleagues experiencing loss is often inadequate. This presentation will focus on the lost opportunities and the hard, yet healing, realities revealed by the narrators’ experiences with personal loss.