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In this narrative article, a resident physician reflects on her coping mechanisms for dealing with loss in her personal life and in her professional setting, and how circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic have introduced new challenges.
This article provides emotional insight into coping with loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.
– Amy S. Korwin, MD
This abstract is available on the publisher's site.
In a matter of months, coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) has transformed not just how we live but also how we leave this world. Physicians and nurses struggle to accompany patients who die alone and support families who cannot follow the usual customs of grief: gathering at hospitals, attending funerals, sitting shiva.