In A Heartbreaking Open Letter, Doctor Explains Why He Checks Facebook Of His Dead Patients Before Notifying Their Parents

Why really do we grieve the deaths of our loved ones? we know that everyone will die eventually. We know death is coming for us, but why are we sad?


There are many reasons because loved ones play important roles in our daily lives, and their deaths are unbearable to us. We want more time, more joy, and more laughter. Therefore, death makes those hopes impossible to fulfill. Furthermore, we cannot forget our good times that we had with them. When we think that they are no longer exist, it crushes our lives.

However, what we normally don’t see is that how the death of patients would affect doctors. Before anyone else, they are the ones who see the suffering families and yet must to remain calm and professional.

Louis M. Profeta is an emergency physician at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Recently, He shared a sad and touching story about breaking the news to a parent that their child didn’t make it. Furthermore, there’s a reason why he always checks the Facebook profile of the patients that he loses. (Facebook cover image: PhotoSpirit)

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A doctor revealed that he always checks the Facebook accounts of his dead patients before breaking the news to their parents

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In a heartbreaking open letter, the doctor explained why he feels it is his duty to “learn just a little bit” about his former patients

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The doctor also described the devastating feelings that he faces whenever such a tragedy strikes

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To some people, the open letter was not only touching but also eye-opening

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