If you ever decide to get back into emergency medicine, you should check out a class in Compassion Fatigue. There are many offered, I’m even taking one online! I am an animal rescuer, and many of the same issues that apply to human medicine also apply to people who devote their lives to saving animals. Good luck in your new endeavor…and I hope that you someday go back to emergency medicine. You sound like the kind of intelligent, compassionate person that I would want to have taking care of me in an ER!