In Our Name

This is such a wonderful movie. In life’s experiences trauma comes easy, coping can be hard and often victims may even lack the insight to their situation. Fear of stigma does not help.

This is my take on the film:

The gurus of medicine have always expounded that a good doctor sees the patient’s plight through their eyes. So here I was facing her, leaning just slightly forward, facing her fully with a hint of head tilt mirroring hers. I was even trying to match her breathing pattern. I felt her sadness, her anxieties, her fears. By the end of the day I was also feeling her paranoia, but was too anxious, too afraid to discuss with anybody, lest I am judged unfit to practice. In pain, lost in the isolated landscape of human suffering.

That can be your doctor too.

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