BUILDING COMPASSION THROUGH NARRATIVE MEDICINE
March 8, 2021
"Dr. Fleishman has launched a Narrative Medicine program designed to help doctors, nurses and staff become more empathetic and compassionate through exposure to individual stories that evoke strong emotions. The program also provides a nonjudgmental place to share their reactions."
2020 WAKLEY PRIZE: SPACE FOR COMPASSION
December 19, 2020
"The winning essay is “Dreams Deferred” by Rachel Fleishman, an attending neonatologist at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA, USA, who serves as Einstein's Director of Narrative Medicine. Her essay reflects on the agonising experience of the separation of newborn babies from their mothers as a means of infection prevention during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, before clinical guidelines were changed to stop this practice."
CORONAVIRUS IS CHANGING CHILDBIRTH IN THE PHILADELPHIA REGION, INCLUDING BOOSTING SCHEDULED INDUCTIONS
“European women, and a select group of privileged women in the United States, are shielded from some of the most pernicious stressors during the pandemic,” Fleishman wrote in an Op-Ed for the Inquirer. “Just as more Black and Latinx women contract COVID while pregnant, the pandemic compounds and creates stressors for women already at high risk of preterm birth.”
August 12, 2020