Tag: Professional Development Self-Care Wellness

Blog Posts (3)

February 14, 2017

After the Loss of a Patient: Reflection and Connection Through Prose

By Hedy S. Wald Lean machine of prose, stripped down to the essence, and a power-packed way to care for the caregiver… this was my experience of the 55-word story genre1 at a writing seminar.2  While I had some experience writing haiku, I was generally accustomed to reflective narratives3 as “story” so was nothing short […]
February 7, 2017

Loss: The Hidden Barrier to Professional Identity Formation

By Meaghan P. Ruddy Paying attention to the wider trends in medical education recently makes it difficult to miss the growing voice of Pamela Wible, MD and her crusade to end physician, resident and medical student suicides.  One premise of her argument is that all the language around burnout and resilience misses the point.  The […]
January 10, 2017

‘Examening’ the New Year!

By Michael P. McCarthy The New Year offers a clean slate, a welcome opportunity to try something new.  Given the title of the blog, Reflective MedEd, I would like to offer a way of refocusing and reorienting oneself through reflecting on the experiences of the day.  As Hedy Wald described in her blog post, reflection […]