Why do people suffer? Death, Faith, and Medicine with Neurology Resident Dr. John Rhee
Dr. John Rhee is a neurology resident at Mass General Brigham at Harvard Medical School and the co-founder of the podcast and platform The Hippocratic Forum. He has published articles on palliative care, physical-assisted suicide, and on loneliness at hospitals in the time of COVID (links below). He is also a devout Catholic and one of the smiliest people you will ever meet.
In this episode, we talk about how John got over his fear of death by volunteering at a hospice, how his coursework in human development and policy tie into his work, and why he’s so passionate about end-of-life care. We dive deep into topics of what human flourishing could look like in a hospital, and how our society thinks about death, dying, and the sick and elderly. John also cares deeply about helping other medical residents ground their practice in their values and ideals, which led him to co-found a podcast for medical students called The Hippocratic Forum (links below).
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The Hippocratic Forum & Podcast: https://www.hippocraticforum.org/
John’s article about loneliness in the hospital during COVID: https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-loneliness-and-suffering-in-the-hospital-during-coronavirus-20200327-j77mo2qxa5aetj7aipyq44wu3y-story.html