Category: Human Rights Violations

Physician PTSD—5 tips to disrupt the cycle →

 Pamela Wible: Today we’re gonna talk about physician PTSD. Sydney, you’ve been working with physicians with PTSD for nearly a decade and just came back from a personal retreat where you spent four days with a very successful emergency

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Doctors fear PHPs—why physicians won’t ask for help →

Doctors fear controversial program made to help them Reposted from NBC affiliate KSDK in St Louis, Missouri. Author: Investigative Reporter: PJ Randhawa, Erin Richey   Many say a controversial program designed to help doctors with mental health issues is out

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Abused foreign doctors enrich US hospitals, harm Americans →

Physician reveals how US exploits J-1 visa doctors for cheap labor—resulting in doctor suicides, medical mistakes, and patient deaths. Dr. Corina Fratila: In this completely foreign country, I came in pursuing a dream—and you’re let loose in a very high

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Keynote: Finding your bliss—beating physician “burnout” →

Wildest keynote! Singing and dancing across stage with 4000 doctors in Las Vegas. Rowdiest audience ever (at a medical conference at least). Read transcript and/or download & listen to MP3 below:   . . . And now what we have

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How healthcare makes doctors mentally ill →

My friend, Dr. Zeshan Qureshi, just delivered this TEDx talk in New Zealand. Dr. Qureshi is a paediatrician in the UK with a lifesaving message for us all: Our healthcare systems are making doctors mentally ill I am a children’s

America: 393,300,000 guns & 28,000 psychiatrists →

(Update to 2012 America: 350,000,000 guns & 47,000 psychiatrists)   Untreated mental illness + guns = predictable catastrophes. America in 2018 = 307 mass shootings in 311 days. This week a veteran with presumed PTSD shot up Borderline Bar &

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Physician warriors don’t cry →

poem i need to run i need to run in the rain or something i need to run i need to rest but i need to run,  i need to wash the blood off my pants and  sneakers i want

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“Unprofessional”—how one word is used to censor, harass, and intimidate doctors →

 Pamela Wible: I just got this letter I want to discuss with my friend and colleague, Sydney Ashland, who’s helping me answer all the letters I receive from medical students and doctors needing help. So Jamie, an anesthesiologist, writes:

Physician PTSD—Are you a victim? →

Pamela Wible: We just got back from leading a physician retreat and this is actually my 16th physician retreat. Sydney, you’ve been co-facilitating these retreats with me for years and I just want to check in with you on something

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“Medical training nearly killed me (and my friend)” →

“Hi Dr. Wible, I am a fourth-year resident in a combined five-year program and I am burned out. Last month, I totaled my car as I sleepily drove home after my 8th night shift in a row and am lucky

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Doctor-bashing (dead) doctors →

Dr. Jon Azkue dies by suicide and media reports his death as an “inconvenience to patients.” He’s treated as if he is guilty of a crime. No sympathy. No sadness for the loss of a man who dedicated his entire

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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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Why doctors don’t seek mental health care →

  Top 5 reasons doctors don’t seek mental health care 1. Lack of confidentiality. May have to turn over medical records to others who control your career. 2. State medical boards demand to know. May be excluded from practicing medicine

Can wellness programs stop human rights violations in medicine? →

Can a meditation garden in a hospital courtyard help doctors recover from 28-hour shifts? Will resilience workshops help resident physicians on 100+hour work weeks? Could yoga reverse workplace bullying? Probably not. Seems wellness programs are popping up all over our

Medicine nearly killed her soul. How one doctor got her life back. →

In today’s podcast (and video), Kayla Luhrs, M.D., reveals how she recovered from the trauma of her medical training to live her dream in medicine. Listen in and be inspired . . . (full transcription & commentary below): Hi, my

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