An amazing and powerful piece of writing by a Temple ER doc

Dr. Naomi Rosenberg

Dr. Naomi Rosenberg

Dr. Naomi Rosenberg, an emergency room physician,  wrote this (link) today for the New York Times. Last spring when I came to Temple, and started building this program in Narrative Medicine, she told me she wanted to write.  She finished her three-year residency on June 30, slept for two weeks, and then went for a week to the Iowa Writers Workshop where she wrote this. The assignment that prompted the piece was, "Tell somebody how to do something you know how to do," and this is what came out.  This piece was terrific from the start, and my only role was recognizing how good it was and suggesting she send it to the Times, where an editor responded to her submission in 42 minutes!  The editor called it "moving and heartbreaking," and you will see for yourself.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/opinion/sunday/how-to-tell-a-mother-her-child-is-dead.html?_r=1&referer=