Asking questions that lead to a dead endBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/loss-of-loved-one/MY02013
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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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Asking questions that lead to a dead end
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
A colleague recently lost a child, and this tragic event reminded me of the profound sadness in the comments posted here by others who've suffered the loss of a loved one.
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The death of a child is devastating and incomprehensible. In addressing the congregation during this difficult time, a beloved pastor said, "If we continue to ask 'why' and 'what if' and to look for logical explanations, we will wind up at a dead end." Going down that road keeps you from finding a new normal and acknowledging that life goes on even though it will never be the same.
Connecting with others who are also struggling with the loss of a loved one can be a profound source of comfort, since only fellow travelers can truly understand the pain and anguish. Reach out and learn from them. No one can do this alone.blog index