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In this episode, we have Ryan McCarthy, an internal medicine physician, who discovered writing as a way to cope with grief. His journey started with the death of his friend Dan from pancreatic cancer, which led him to write an essay chronicling Dan’s life and his own grief process. During the pandemic, Ryan started jotting down his thoughts and observations on his phone’s Notes app to cope with COVID trauma.
Writing helped Ryan process his emotions, gain self-awareness, and become emotionally lighter and more capable. He shares how writing also affected his medical practice and allowed him to connect with patients in a profound way, giving him a glimpse of health care’s magic. Join us for Ryan’s inspiring story of how writing transformed him into a better doctor.
Ryan McCarthy is an internal medicine physician.
He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, “From grief to gratitude: How writing changed my life.”
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