What this physician-mom learned about shame

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"I cry often enough that my kids almost gleefully expect it, checking me for tears during movies or shows, shaking their heads in mock dismay when they see that their prediction is correct. I’ve cried many times at home, watching screens, reading books, talking on the phone, and at work, where I am a doctor who cannot always suppress my emotions. And I’ve cried in front of health care providers as a patient or family member, something that I have the most trouble admitting because the tears were virtually involuntary and unwelcome in a health care space that did not feel safe to me. In that setting, there is shame."

Christine J. Ko is a dermatopathologist.

She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "Is there more to patient safety than preventing medical error?"

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