Monthly Archives: May 2018

Can the healthcare system become a compassionate workplace?

The idea of creating a “compassionate workplace” is currently popular and it is well worth us exploring in healthcare. The Huffington Post reporting on the subject recently cited a study...

Wounded healers

It’s a late Friday evening in New York and Dr Michael Myers is finishing up the paperwork for his last patient as he takes my call from Sydney. It’s...

Medical training is more stressful than the army

A recent systematic literature review of physician suicide confirmed that doctors now have the highest suicide rate of any profession and stated that: "It's very surprising that the suicide rate among...

Is exhaustion the beginning of depression?

I have struggled with depression in the past. I have been feeling tired at times lately, and have noticed that when I am very tired, old depressive thoughts can...

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