Cancer World Newsletter - Once upon a loss Print
Do you ever let the death of a patient get to you? In this Focus piece, one cancer surgeon talks
about his own experience and argues that shutting down your emotional responses is neither
feasible nor desirable.

What do you think?

  • Can you do your professional best for your patient if you get too close to them?
  • Does protecting yourself from, being touched by the loss of a patient entail shutting off
    compassion and losing part of your humanity?
  • Can either approach be sustainable in the long run - and if so, how?
You can read the article here. Press the comment button at the end and share your views.