Sunday, January 29, 2023

Tag: physician suicide

The Disillusioned Psychiatrist

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Many of us have become disillusioned with our profession. We have experienced a loss of meaning, purpose, connection, and hope. As the field has moved away from the wonder and pathos of human existence, and taken on a model that reduces life to tick boxes and pill dispensing, we have lost touch with what makes us human.

Physician Wellness Programs are Lipstick on a Pig

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From KevinMD: Many U.S. physicians are suffering from burnout and increased suicide risk. Physician wellness programs hold individual physicians responsible for becoming "well" rather than addressing the toxic health...

A “Hot-Potato” Topic and a “Rational” Book

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Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws is an excellent book that explores the criminalization and decriminalization of suicide. It analyzes laws by which “mental health” professionals and organizations are held accountable or “liable.” It exposes horrific contradictions in how laws are applied, particularly problematizing the assumption that people who kill themselves are suffering from a “mental illness.” There is much in this book that makes me want to stand up and cheer.

Doctor O’s Adventures in Wonderland

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I am a female physician who survived my own suicide attempt. I had managed to fly under the radar as a very progressive family MD for twenty years. And when I stumbled and bled, the sharks were there ready to devour the carcass. Do I believe that racism and sexism influenced charges being filed against me? I certainly do.