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Edward T. Creagan, M.D.Edward Creagan, M.D.
"The magic of the electronic village is transforming health information. The mouse and keyboard have extended the stethoscope to the 500 million people now online." — Dr. Edward Creagan
The power of the medium inspires Dr. Edward Creagan as he searches for ways to share Mayo Clinic's vast resources with the general public.
Dr. Creagan, a Newark, N.J., native, is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hospice medicine and palliative care. He has been with Mayo Clinic since 1973 and in 1999 was president of the staff of Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Creagan, a professor of medical oncology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, was honored in 1995 with the John and Roma Rouse Professor of Humanism in Medicine Award and in 1992 with the Distinguished Mayo Clinician Award, Mayo's highest recognition. He has been recognized with the American Cancer Society Professorship of Clinical Oncology.
He describes his areas of special interest as "wellness as a bio-psycho-social-spiritual-financial model" and fitness, mind-body connection, aging and burnout.
Dr. Creagan has been an associate medical editor with Mayo Clinic's health information websites and has edited publications and CD-ROMs and reviewed articles.
"We the team of (the website) provide reliable, easy-to-understand health and wellness information so that each of us can have productive, meaningful lives," he says.
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To forgive, divine
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
Recently a beloved member of our community was very seriously injured by another individual. This was not an accident; this was a deliberate attempt to harm another person. I'm struggling with how to reconcile this behavior and how to forgive.
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As many of you have commented, it's easy to tell others to "let go and move on" when we feel safe and comfortable. However, it's tough to do when someone close to us has been injured or we perceive that we've been wronged.
I've heard individuals far brighter than I am say that forgiveness is not possible without a power and grace over and above ourselves. Because it seems so counter to human nature to simply turn the other cheek, I tend to believe that the ability to do so comes from a higher power. What do you think?
I welcome your suggestions and insights about how to move forward in the face of outrageous and dreadful behavior.blog index