Dr. Sorrentino's passions include caring for sick and injured children and educating others on doing the same. She has lectured at educational assemblies nationally and internationally and chaired regional conferences. A recipient of several education and mentoring awards, her dream job would be to provide educational and reflective resources to providers that are helpful and easy to access, but also distinct and entertaining by using her unique writing skills, a nod to her love of narrative medicine.
I was reading this article in the New York Times about Dr. Lorna Breen, and it literally took my breath away. This awful pandemic has claimed so many lives, in so many different ways.
Sadly, it made me think of a medical school classmate of mine who took his own life a few years ago. He arranged for this to post to Facebook:
No matter what kind of day you are having, when you open up your email and see that subject line, it takes your breath away. While it could be a notice that Jeni’s is out of salted caramel ice cream, you know that’s not likely the topic. So, you take a deep breath, and you open it.
Ten days ago, I woke up with a fever, sore throat, and couldn’t smell ...