The state of us

Doctor suicides prompt calls for overhaul of mandatory reporting laws. @elisereports @paigeymackenzie #abc730 https://t.co/Kz17FW6i0M — abc730 (@abc730) April 13, 2017 Thank you, @abc730, for trying to help improve doctors' mental health. Chloe would be very proud of her family. https://t.co/FK9gGfaZ8q pic.twitter.com/4rzoqgtisz — Ben Veness (@venessb) April 13, 2017 .@abc730 @ama_media @bradfrankum @BradHazzard @JuliaGillard @AMA_NSW myContinue reading “The state of us”

Physicians as Humans: Physician Mental Health

In the competitive and paradoxically-isolating era of modern medicine and social media, we must reduce the stigma of not only mental illness, but also of occasionally being less than stellar. Improvements in work environment and lifestyle balance are key to improving the physician condition, but we must also endeavor to support each other with empathyContinue reading “Physicians as Humans: Physician Mental Health”

Physicians as Humans: Starting the Conversation

Lately, I have been thinking about the lies we tell each other as doctors. Mostly, these are lies of omission. We share stories of slick procedures, clever diagnoses, and post-shift half-marathons. We skip over the mediocre feedback that followed us home. We hide the weekends that we waste wallowing in exhaustion and self-pity. Sometimes itContinue reading “Physicians as Humans: Starting the Conversation”