Medical students worry about crying. They worry about losing control
in front of patients, their peers, and the health care team, yet physicians
rarely discuss crying. When they do cry, physicians risk being considered
unprofessional, weak, or emotionally unstable.1,2
In truth, however, crying may be an expression of empathy and compassion desired
in medical students and in physicians.
Angoff NR. Crying in the Curriculum. JAMA. 2001;286(9):1017-1018. doi:10.1001/jama.286.9.1017