Physicians are healing themselves through meditation
Jay Reid, Montreal Gazette: It’s not easy to work with critically ill children and stressed-out parents. Doctors who work in pediatric-palliative care do it every day. Conversations with parents are often tense; frustrations can boil over – on both sides.
Pediatrician Stephen Liben knew he needed to figure out how to cope better with the stress. The director of pediatric-palliative care at the Montreal Children’s Hospital was finding himself angry or defensive in heated moments with parents.
A calm doctor is a better doctor. He knew he could do better as a physician.
So he decided – reluctantly – to try mindfulness meditation.
McGill University offers …