The Forgotten Denouement: Writing to Finish Doctors' Stories

April 23, 2021

Emergency physicians occupy a unique space in patient’s journeys. Often, they are at the height of the action, but rarely are party to the final outcomes of the case. Torree McGowan, M.D., FACEP, began writing as a way to finish these interrupted conversations, fragmented by transfers and critical illness, in the emergency department. She will explore the role of writing in combatting physician burnout and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through creating greater engagement in her patients’ stories.

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