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A Piece of My Mind
June 5, 2018

Survival Techniques

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
JAMA. 2018;319(21):2171-2172. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.6069

I remember sitting next to my husband on our well-worn gray couch, the kind that matches everything and is ideally suited for the lives of physician-transients, moving every few years for the next phase of medical training. We were staring at a baby monitor as our sweet 9-month-old daughter, Sofía, wailed in her crib. I could see tears on her soft, plump cheeks in the grainy image and felt my own warm tears as they slid silently down my face. It was our first attempt at “crying it out.”