Listening to the Grief Stories of Medical Students

Johanna Shapiro

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, a colleague sent me an article in the Wall Street Journal (which I do not normally read). Its title was “That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief”. When I read it, everything fell into place for me. As a psychologist, I was well aware of many feelings I was experiencing – fear, anger, helplessness, anxiety, stress. But in all this mish-mash of emotion, I’d missed perhaps the most significant – grief.

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