#027 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman as she interviews neurosurgeon and writer Dr. Jody Stern. Jody discusses his recently released book, Grief Connects Us, which was inspired by his sister Victoria's illness and death from leukemia as well as his brother in law Pat's death from a ruptured aneurysm. Jody speaks candidly about how these experiences changed him as both a person and as a surgeon. He reflects upon the importance of emotional agility and the challenges of practicing as a surgeon while maintaining an open heart. However, he also notes that "if a neurosurgeon can do it, anyone can!"
Jody's essays in the New York Times:
Grief As My Guide: How My Sister Made Me a Better Doctor
Moral Distress in Neurosurgery
Dying in the Neurosurgical ICU
To purchase Grief Connects Us: A Neurosurgeon's on Love, Loss and Compassion, go here.
To purchase Emotional Agility by Susan David, click here.
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