We all get afraid of something from time to time. Fear is a part of life.
Patients have their fears of living with the diagnosis of a disease and physicians have their own fears of not being able to heal all patients all the time.
He was recovering from a motor vehicle accident that, as we learned, was a near death experience. In his own words, he saw death approaching him in slow motion though he was speeding in his car. Only he knew what he was talking about, until one day his words were understood by many.
To some fear is a shut down feeling, amnesia takes over and the process goes on.
Others find an antidote of fear in either trust or faith, knowing that trust comes with accountability and faith comes with vulnerability.