The Healing Power of Nature After an Adverse Patient Outcome
Adverse patient outcomes have the unexpected power to dominate our hearts and minds. Every day, physicians remind me that IF we don’t take active steps to reframe them, they can continue to dominate our thoughts for decades to come. It doesn’t have to be that way!
In the years leading from my own patient’s unexpected adverse outcome through the medical malpractice lawsuit which culminated in the intense 3 weeks of trial and beyond, nothing has had more power to ground me — literally and figuratively — and restore my sanity like time spent in nature.
We are creations of Mother Nature, no less than the stars and the Gila monsters of the beautiful Sonoran Desert where I find myself this morning. From time immemorial, she has been there to fuel, feed, and heal us, but only if we let her! Get out, take her in, let her work her magic on your troubles! Then let me know in the Comments how Nature has healed YOU.