Balint in Veterinary Medicine: Shana O'Marra
As a veterinarian, I have had many interactions with the humans involved in a pet’s care that have left me unsettled, and frankly overwhelmed. Most veterinarians are acutely aware that for many people, their relationship with their pet is the only relationship where they feel loved without condition or judgment, and may be their only link to the community. Our clients bring their accumulated grief, fears, and personal traumas that shape their relationship with their beloved companion. Our sense of responsibility for our patient and their human owners can weigh heavily on us.
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