The Power of Empathy

Why healthcare providers need this superpower I woke up one morning, looking over toward the bathroom of my apartment. I took a glance at an object that wasn’t supposed to be there: a wheelchair. My overstudied brain suddenly recalled that on that day, I was supposed to be a paraplegic.  The simple task of gettingContinue reading “The Power of Empathy”

Notes from a Caregiver

“No!” This was my father-in-law’s response when I walked him to the car the other day, and I asked him to get in. My father-in-law, despite his Parkinson’s induced dementia, is still pretty congenial, so this reaction took me aback.  As he paused to process how to get in the car, I realized that theContinue reading “Notes from a Caregiver”