Bowdoin Stories

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My name is Kristin Forner and I am the Palliative Care Program Director and Bioethics Co-Chair at one of the MedStar Hospitals hardest hit by COVID-19 in the Washington, DC area. Our patient population is predominantly Black and Hispanic. I am also a foster mother. This essay is about my experience as a frontline medical provider wrestling with racial disparity and the weight of so much grief.

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