Kindness and Empathy in the Wake of Covid-19: A Conversation with Critical Care Physician Dr. Rana Awdish

Check out this post from University Scholar Sunjay Letchuman ’22 on the role of empathy in healthcare at his “Caring for Healthcare” blog!

Caring for Healthcare

Covid-19 has forced all of us to question what we often take for granted, and the pandemic will have a lasting impact on healthcare in America. While the pandemic is certainly not over, cases are declining while vaccinations are on the rise. Empathy has taken on a greater role in the wake of Covid, as hospitalized patients are left unaccompanied due to the fear of infecting family members and caregivers. I had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Rana Awdish about the role of kindness and empathy in the wake of the pandemic, and the lessons we can learn from caregivers on the frontlines. Dr. Awdish is a critical care physician, director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at the Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan, and author of the LA Times bestselling book In Shock: My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope.

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