Getting Back To The Human

everything has changed
this tragedy breathes new life
I am so inspired

sometimes I wonder
if I’m doing the right thing
I reflect; I am

Notes from the interview that inspired this poem:

She loved kids and was in her second year of residency to become a pediatric medical professional. There was a lot of administrative work to do, so she had to work really hard to find time to spend with the children receiving care. She sometimes wondered if she should have chosen a job where spending time with them was more central. She always arrived back at the conviction that she was in the right career. The pandemic had caused her to step back and reevaluate what was important to her, which had given her a burst of energy to start new projects at work. Lately, she was focused on initiatives that recognized patients’ humanity and aimed to leverage it to improve the quality of care they received.

Interviewee: Anonymous, Resident
Listener Poet: Elle Klassen

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