An essay I wrote for the Canadian Medical Association Journal called About Dr. Darwish now has public access. Hurrah! (I was cursing the obligatory paywall it was hiding behind for a year after publication in May 2014). But here it is. It is free for the reading.
I share this story widely in my work with health professionals. It was written in honour of Dr. Azza Darwish, who was Aaron’s pediatrician after he was born.
This story says to every single person who works in health care: you have the power to put patients and families on a path of strength and hope.
Azza Darwish did just that the years we were blessed to have her on this earth. Her memory lives on every time there is a kind and compassionate interaction in the health care system. Let’s all keep spreading her love.