Category: Human Rights Violations

Physician-Friendly States for Mental Health: A Review of Medical Boards →

Physician-Friendly States for Mental Health: A Review of Medical Boards Research Project by Pamela Wible, M.D., and Arianna Palermini, OMS2 © Copyright 2019 OBJECTIVE Do medical boards undermine physician mental health by breaching physician confidentiality and privacy? We analyze the

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NBC News: The Real Reason Doctors Burn Out →

View on NBC News. Full transcript below. Medical Resident: Frustrating is way too benign of a word. It’s an infuriating system that we practice in. Dr. Umut Sarpel: I don’t think most doctors get burnt out by doctoring, it’s everything

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Physician Self-Care vs. Self-Abuse →

Yesterday I posted this on Facebook and was overwhelmed by comments . . . Today I’m celebrating 30 days of weight lifting (with a personal trainer) & back on 100% plant-based nutrition that makes me feel awesome. YESSSSS! I (finally)

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Free Residency Survival Guide (& Self-Help Book for Wounded Healers) →

ALL NEW INTERNS: Here’s YOUR FREE COPY of Amazon’s #1 New Release in Medical Law & Medical Ethics! Your guide to SURVIVING RESIDENCY with your heart, soul, and dream alive! No need to struggle, isolate, feel like an imposter, or

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It’s July 1st ~ WELCOME New Doctors! (Here’s your hospital survival guide) →

Today is July 1—the day new doctors begin working in our nation’s hospitals. Do you realize new doctors work 28-hour shifts? Here’s what you need to know: My dog groomer works 8-hour shifts. Over 8 hours, groomers are less attentive

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Human Rights Violations in Medicine: A-to-Z Action Guide (Sneak Peek) →

Excerpt from Human Rights Violations in Medicine released June 19, 2019.  Dedicated to my brothers & sisters in medicine who have lost their lives in pursuit of healing others. From sex trafficking to censorship, the range of human rights violations

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Keynote: Physician Suicide—Prevention & Intervention →

Luncheon keynote (Beware: loud forks & knives banging on plates during first few minutes). Download MP3 or listen online here. Full transcript mildly edited for clarity below.  Dr. Virginia Hall: I want to welcome you to this afternoon’s session.

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Not “burnout,” not moral injury—human rights violations →

Burnout is a slang word for end-stage drug addiction first used on the streets of inner city America in the early 1970s. During that time, psychologist Herbert Freudenberger volunteered at a New York City free clinic treating addiction. He overheard

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Physician “burnout”—a coverup for human rights violations in medicine →

Since 2015, I’ve advised doctors to stop using the word “burnout.” Here’s why. Each year our best and brightest, most compassionate students enter medicine—a career with the highest suicide rate of any profession. Each year more than 1 million Americans

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Medicine’s willful blindness to overworked doctors →

 BBC World Service Business Daily Report on overworked doctors Dr. Yumiko Kadota: There was one day where I worked for about 20 hours, and the next day I was absolutely exhausted and I wanted to have a quick break

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

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