Tag: physician suicide

Suicided doctor: covered up with a tarp—and silence. →

Yesterday afternoon another young doctor jumped to her death in NYC. She landed at the entrance of the building where she lived. Within less than an hour, I received the following emails about her. All published with permission. “Hello Pamela,

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The most honest obituary →

Sometimes there are no words. Not even a eulogy. Then one courageous family writes this obituary. [This obituary was written by Rachel Dawson, his wife, with the blessing of his parents] In it they share how their son lost his

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Words that blame doctors →

Dr. Kat Lopez: “Today I’d like to share with you some words used by the medical-industrial complex to blame doctors for the problems—including human rights abuses—that they are perpetrating upon these poor enslaved employees. These words include burnout—blaming the victim

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What I’ve learned from 757 doctor suicides →

This article featured in The Washington Post and Chicago Tribune Five years ago today I was at a memorial. Another suicide. Our third doctor in 18 months. Everyone kept whispering, “Why?” I was determined to find out. So I started

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Professor tells med students to kill themselves →

This week a distraught mother calls me about her son. His professor (at a US med school) repeatedly tells medical students they are “too stupid to be doctors and should kill themselves.” A physician friend shares that the same guy

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