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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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Recovery from loss
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
In comments on this blog, many have shared their stories of loss, disappointment and sadness. It's very clear that recovery is an ongoing journey and not simply a point in time.
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If the stress in your life is more than you can cope with, get help right away.
There's no way to fast forward through grief. Grief is a necessary process. You can attempt to fill that emptiness with activities and things, but at some point grief rears its head and demands to be dealt with. It might manifest as chemical dependency, or other destructive or dysfunctional behaviors.
There's no set timetable, but in general after a year or two, you should see the return of joy and purposeful activities. If the feelings of heaviness and sadness are not slowly resolving, it's crucial to seek the input of a professional.
I do agree that if you can somehow marshal the energy to extend a hand to another it can lessen your burden.
Please weigh in with your own thoughts about how to deal with the painful realities of loss and grief.blog index