A wounded healer's reflections on healing

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The sources of caring does not always come from rich personal experience. In my case, learning to care came from a surrogate family of medical educators. As a wounded healer, I am able to care well for people near life's end. Mindfulness serves as the vehicle enabling me to have a continuous awareness of the well–being of the patient and myself during the therapeutic interaction. Mindfulness draws me near the core of the patient's narrative. Herein, I reflect on my mindfulness practice in relation to the patient narrative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMindful Medical Practice
Subtitle of host publicationClinical Narratives and Therapeutic Insights
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783319157771
ISBN (Print)9783319157764
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • End of life
  • Healing
  • Mindfulness
  • Narrative
  • Palliative care
  • Wounded healer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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