Caring for the Invisible and the Forgotten

Published: November 10th, 2015

By: Melinda Fawcett

Category: News

Christensen

Richard C. Christensen, MD, MA Professor, Community Psychiatry, University of Florida, College of Medicine

Read full article here: Caring for the Invisible and the Forgotten

“For twenty-five years I have been
providing care to patients whose illnesses
contribute to the most devastating
form of suffering: human and
social isolation. Through my work as an
academic community psychiatrist I have
been given the somewhat unique opportunity,
and privilege, to dedicate my
full professional energies to caring for
mentally ill persons experiencing homelessness.”

 

“And, as physicians, I would hope
the initial impulse and response that
begins the process of healing will always
be, ‘I see you. I hear you. You are not
invisible.”

 

– Richard C. Christensen, MD, MA

Published in Alpha Omega Alpha literary journal, Pharos

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Melinda Fawcett

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