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A Wounded Healer’s Reflections on Healing

  • Cory IngramEmail author
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Abstract

The sources of caring does not always come from rich personal experience. In my case, learning to care came from a surrogate family of medical educators. As a wounded healer, I am able to care well for people near life’s end. Mindfulness serves as the vehicle enabling me to have a continuous awareness of the well-being of the patient and myself during the therapeutic interaction. Mindfulness draws me near the core of the patient’s narrative. Herein, I reflect on my mindfulness practice in relation to the patient narrative.

Keywords

Mindfulness Narrative Wounded healer Palliative care Healing End of life 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Family and Palliative Medicine, Mayo ClinicCollege of MedicineMankatoUSA

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