I posted this in premeds w/o thinking about it. But, I really think this post is more appropriate here.

So, I’ve got a questions for all of you. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I have a serious issue with children being hurt, abused, etc. I’ve never been able to deal with that very well, actually. It upsets me to see children, especially very young children, hurt.

I’m sure that most of you feel the same way. How do you deal with this as a doctor? If an infant or newborn dies, or a young child comes in who is obviously being abused, what do you do?? How do you cope with it?

Actually, since many of our members have some sort of health care experience (paid or volunteer) prior to going to med school, I’m going to direct people back to your original thread to answer this. We don’t want duplicate threads in the forum so I will lock this one.

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