Category: Human Rights Violations

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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Top 10 fears that hold doctors back →

In this podcast I interview a dear friend and therapist, Sydney Ashland, who shares the top 10 fears that hold doctors back.  Learn how to overcome your fears and boost your self-confidence in this 45-minute segment extracted from our physician

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Pregnant physicians punished (& babies die) →

Four female physicians share their life & death experiences. Miscarriages from overwork. Sexual harassment. Threats of termination. No legal protection. Medical training in America. Listen in: Stacey Maddox, M.D.  I failed my first ED [emergency department] rotation in third year because

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Sleep-deprived doctors dying in car crashes →

Sleep-deprived doctors are dying in car crashes at an alarming rate around the world. And beginning July 1, 2017 the US will now force new doctors to work up to 28-hour shifts. So the death toll is likely to rise.Thousands

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Sleep-deprived docs disclose hospital horrors →

Today the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) made the reckless decision to increase work hours to 28-hour shifts for new doctors. Here are the catastrophic consequences of their decision. Here are actual quotes from physicians (de-identified with some patient details

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Don’t think you’re a victim? You may be the victimizer. →

Let’s talk about cycles of abuse. Sexual abuse. Domestic violence. Human rights violations. Why does this stuff continue? Why does a woman end up dating a violent man and then another violent man over and over again. Why does incest

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