A Pediatrician’s Day: Reflecting on Emotional Challenges

No day is the same, and no day is predictable, either good or bad.  Other than pre-scheduled meetings, “zooms,” or webinars, my patient care schedule is always full of the unexpected.  As a physician, I find that my moods and emotions ricochet from feelings of endearment towards a newborn whom I examine to those of helplessness in attempting to counsel an adolescent with thoughts of suicide. 

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