Administrative Update  |   January 2020
Why Are We Anesthesiologists?
Author Affiliations
  • Mary Dale Peterson, M.D., M.S.C.H.A., FACHE, FASA
    ASA President
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Education / CPD / Pain Medicine / Pediatric Anesthesia / Practice Management / Advocacy and Legislative Issues / Quality Improvement / Administrative Update
Administrative Update   |   January 2020
Why Are We Anesthesiologists?
ASA Monitor 1 2020, Vol.84, 6-8.
ASA Monitor 1 2020, Vol.84, 6-8.
I am sure that you all occasionally receive a grateful letter from a patient or family member. I won’t forget the day I came home and found a legal-sized envelope that had a soft blue background with clouds and a return address of heaven. It was from Blaise, a 6-year-old who had died from metastatic medulloblastoma a couple of months before. He thanked me for being there for all of his procedures, providing anesthesia or sedation and letting me know he was having a good time in heaven. As you can guess, the letter was from his mother, who taught me a great deal about love and faith.
1 Comment
January 28, 2020
Basia Jenkins
Thank you, Dr Peterson, for your articulate article and your leadership.
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