COVID in Pakistan: a physician's story
“The right choice of words, at the right time, can lift a person out of despair and literally save a person’s life, while an ill-chosen word, or worse, a purposely harsh one, can scar a person. The entire field of narrative medicine is formed around the principle of reviving empathy in doctors towards patients and their colleagues so that we keep the inner human alive in us as we treat the obstacles we are faced with daily.
If you are a physician seeing a multitude of patients daily, try spending time with the patient and offer them a word or two to heal.”
Natasha Khalid is a physician in Pakistan.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “I’m a doctor who had COVID. Did I deserve this? Does anyone?” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/05/im-a-doctor-who-had-covid-did-i-deserve-this-does-anyone.html)