Comfort with uncertainty is an essential part of medicine, particularly in family practice and other generalist pursuits. There are many labels, lab tests, pills, and therapies, but not everything has an answer.
We must not only tolerate uncertainty, but embrace it.
Dr Rabbi Abraham Twerski, a man who marries psychiatry and spirituality, suggests that discomfort is essential for growth. This applies not just to physicians but to patients as well. Facing adversity can be the key to developing resilience.