How becoming a dad changed my view of medicine

EDITORIAL 


A few weeks ago I became a dad. Obviously many things have changed, but the resounding difference is that I now survive on less sleep than is required for daily functioning.

In addition, my appreciation for the emotional complications of the surprisingly complex task of breastfeeding, the constant oppressive internal question ‘am I doing the right thing?’ and the nagging idea that ‘I should have appreciated my previous freedoms’, has exponentially increased.

Most importantly, I believe it will change the way I practice medicine as it

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