A personal perspective about a devastating disease
People often tell me that it must be rewarding to perform my clinical work with children. It can be. Working with children, however, had meant that I had to leave my armour at the door. Children have a surprisingly good instinct to ferret out deception, so for me, that had meant having an open door in my heart. They had to trust me, so that they would let me interfere with their lives.
Humour was often the only protection that I had to guard against this open doorway. When it came to cases of…