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Where does the joy and meaning in medicine dwell?

"The same question could be asked about the joy and meaning in medicine. Where does it dwell? And the answer may be the same. It dwells wherever we choose to…
September 18, 2021

Where does the joy and meaning in medicine dwell?

“The same question could be asked about the joy and meaning in medicine. Where does it dwell? And the answer may be the same. It dwells wherever we choose to let joy and meaning in medicine into our physician-healer lives.

As I look back upon my career, it saddens me to know that those doors to my dwelling were closed shut so often. For so often, I had not a clue as to where lay the key to unlock them. For so many years, this encounter would have been chalked up to another annoying, unfathomable “little old lady dizziness syndrome.” But, on that day, in that encounter, I was graced to have those doors opened by an 86-year-old, dizzy, square dancing roller skater.

I hope the doors of that dwelling never close again.”

Scott Abramson is a neurologist who blogs at Doctor Wisdom.

He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, “Where does the joy and meaning in medicine dwell?” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/07/where-does-the-the-joy-and-meaning-in-medicine-dwell.html)

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