By Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter

Source: Thrive Global

To me, in this profession, at its simplest level, heroism is acceptance of our own mortality. And that is where we all — doctors and laypeople alike — must draw on our courage.

I attended a conference called “Mindfulness in the ICU” at the University of California, San Francisco, several years ago. I was at once intrigued and baffled. At the time, the title of the conference struck me as an oxymoron. Can one be mindful in an ICU, where every second counts? Should one? Taking even a moment to breathe or to reflect seemed a bit risky to me at that time. (…) Read Full Article Here

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