Episode 3: How much time do I have, doctor?

Fictional accounts of medical encounters often feature the conversation when a patient asks their doctor to predict the outcome of their disease. Doctors in real life have to answer these questions, too, but without the benefit of a pre-written script. Thinking about prognostication means trying to answer difficult questions, but more importantly trying to get… Continue reading Episode 3: How much time do I have, doctor?

Episode 2: Mothering while Doctoring

Becoming pregnant and having children is a part of life for many doctors that challenges their efforts to balance their personal and professional selves. This deeply human experience adds insight into the experiences that patients have, but adds weight to the personal demands and experiences the doctors have. Tracey, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation resident,… Continue reading Episode 2: Mothering while Doctoring