Calling family after death of child

In ”The Rest Is Silence,” Rowe describes the death of his teenage son, Jesse, after complications from a liver transplant. In the days and weeks that followed, Rowe expected to be contacted by members of the medical team who cared for Jesse. When those calls never came, Rowe wondered if the doctors “didn’t want to talk to us because they had made mistakes…In the silence that followed… trust died and mistrust took its place.” Rowe concludes that many malpractice lawsuits could be avoided if doctors reached out to bereaved survivors to “bridge the silence that death leaves behind.”

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