How Doctors Respond to Chronic Pain
A Fantastic Blog post summarizing attitudes and calling attention to the shame and stigma perpetuated in cultural attitudes towards people with pain.
"Bearing witness is different from witnessing alone. Any doctor who has felt tired or forlorn after spending time with a patient in chronic pain, understands the burden that we feel when our patients share their suffering. We know that this is hard work, indeed, compassion means ‘to suffer together with’. "