It is an added bonus these days when a doctor not only looks out for your physical well being but also your mental and emotional. Understanding loss and grief is key for doctors in overall treatment of their patients. The article below covers some of these ideas.
The article, “Grief guidance: 6 ways pediatricians can support children, families after loss” by, David J. Schonfeld, M.D., FAAP states,
“The vast majority of children experience the death of a close family member or friend during childhood, and approximately one in 20 experiences the death of a parent.”
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