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After bombings, hospitals turn to healing their own

Intense weeks leave strains

Rebecca Murphy, a social worker at Massachusetts General Hospital, has not been interested in talking with many friends about all that has happened since the Boston Marathon bombings, about holding patients’ hands as they grapple with profoundly changed lives, or helping them apply for disability assistance.

She confides her anguish to close work colleagues. “The people outside, your other friends — they don’t really understand.”

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