WBUR: The Real Epidemic: Not Burnout But ‘Moral Injury’ Of Doctors Unable To Do Right By Patients

I watched, horror-stricken and helpless, as my husband tried very hard to die.

He was not yet 50, but during one desperate winter night in a small hospital’s intensive care unit, I held his hand as, in staccato bursts between gasps of breath, he planned his funeral, grieved for the future he would not see with our two young boys, and implored me to remarry.

We were two physicians, caught in a nightmare of impotence against the machinery of medicine. This was originally published with WBUR.

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