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Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Wednesday at 2 PM Pacific

May 20th 2015:In My Humble Opinion

One of the most important things for us when we're ill, especially when we are dying, is the compassion and empathy of our doctors. But how do physicians retain these human qualities with each patient when they are bombarded with mulitple losses and the weight of such influence over life and death? How do they avoid becoming jaded and cold, or falling into a perpetual state of numbness or paralysing emotion? Jordan Grumet does it by writing about his experiences as a doctor and as a person in his popular blog, In My Humble Opinion. He illuminates the experience of this most unusual profession

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Jordan Grumet

Jordan Grumet was born in Evanston, Illinois in 1973. His interest in becoming a doctor formed when his father, an oncologist, died in the early eighties. He graduated from the University of Michigan and moved to Chicago and received his medical degree from Northwestern University. After relocating to St. Louis for residency, he returned to Evanston and now practices Internal Medicine in Northbrook, Illinois. He is the acting medical director of two nursing facilities and is an associate medical director of hospice and palliative care. Jordan is married and has two children. Jordan’s chapbook of poetry, Primary Care, was released by The Lives You Touch publications in winter 2012. His
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones 18/12/2017 04:00 18/12/2017 05:00 Good Grief with Cheryl Jones https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones One of the most important things for us when we're ill, especially when we are dying, is the compassion and empathy of our doctors. But how do physicians retain these human qualities with each patient when they are bombarded with mulitple losses and the weight of such influence over life and death? How do they avoid becoming jaded and cold, or falling into a perpetual state of numbness or paralysing emotion? Jordan Grumet does it by writing about his experiences as a doctor and as a person in his popular blog, In My Humble Opinion. He illuminates the experience of this most unusual profession and, for him, calling. He is honest about the losses that contributed to that calling, including the death of his own father at a very early age. Yes, doctors need to bring empathy to their patients, but Jordan will inspire you to have some empathy for your doctors! VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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