Why doctors are experts at dissociating
When you think of the word dissociate, it likely conjures up images of someone stumbling up a beach with no recollection of their life before being washed up on shore. Sure, dissociative amnesia is a (rare) phenomenon. But dissociating is not.
In fact, doctors are trained to do it.
When I was in clerkship in Toronto, Canada – I started working night shifts. Learning to ignore my body’s signals that it was …