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A Mother in Haiti

Michelle Daniel, MD
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From Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 02903.

Requests for Single Reprints: Michelle Daniel, MD, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street, Claverick Building, Second Floor, Providence, RI 02903; e-mail, michellemorse@yahoo.com.

Ann Intern Med. 2010;153(8):546. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-153-8-201010190-00015
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Women wear many hats. Two of mine are physician and mother. On most days, these roles are very separate, but at times the boundaries blur. My most difficult moments as a physician arise when, mother to mother, I must tell a woman that her child has died. Fortunately, as a physician in the United States, I do not have to do this every day.





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