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Kelley Ward, MD

In the March 21, 2024 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Kelley Ward, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hospital Pediatrics, was published in ‘A Piece of My Mind’, the long-running series devoted to telling stories about the joys, challenges, and hidden truths of practicing medicine in the modern era,

In the article, “Quieting the Quiver”, Dr. Ward delves into the unexpected lessons gleaned from a recent bout of laryngitis. Through the lens of personal experience, the narrative explores how losing one’s voice paradoxically led to finding a deeper connection with the present moment, particularly in the author’s interactions with her twin boys and a poignant encounter with a patient. The article underscores the transformative power of gratitude in navigating life’s uncertainties and finding solace amidst vulnerability, offering a compelling narrative that resonates beyond the confines of medical practice.

The full article is available here…Enjoy!