What is Medicinal Grief?
When we experience loss, whether it's a parent, sibling, friend, or in my case, a child, we naturally will grieve this loss. For most people this includes emotions of sorrow, anger, disbelief, and denial, but when you have a passion for medicine, or were invested in the medical care of your loved one, the loss may also include an analysis of the pathology of the disease or injury that caused death. When Johnathan died, we didn't know the cause of death for over a day. As a medical professional, I could only find comfort in picking apart the pathology to find the cause.