Tag: physician suicide

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When the “S” Word Is Unspoken

Note: this is a highly disguised story for reasons that will be immediately obvious. I got an invitation a few months ago to give a Grand Rounds at a medical...
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Courage in the Face of Heartbreaking Loss

After my plenary lecture at the International Practitioner Health Summit “The Wounded Healer” in London last October, I was invited to sit in on a bereavement group which was...
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A knock on the door

30 years ago, a young doctor in overwhelm had planned to kill himself. He is now the President of a specialist College and wrote recently of his despair and...
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Pearls of Wisdom From Four Women Who Have Lost a Physician...

Enjoy this lovely article by Dr Michael Myers, a psychiatrist who specializes in physicians' health and has cared for doctors for many decades now. He brings his wealth of...

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...

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