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WSJ-Logo wall streetPreparing for a good end of life The best way to achieve a peaceful death is by planning ahead and enlisting the help of loved ones.
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meded-portal“Time to Talk About It: Physician Depression and Suicide” Video/Discussion Session for Interns, Residents, and Fellows This engaging GME curriculum was created by physicians at the San Antonio Uniformed Service Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) in response to the loss of one of their interns to suicide in 2014. It is one of the first of its kind to proactively address burnout, depression and suicidal ideation among physicians in training. We invite you to download the zip file and watch the 7 minute video. Nagy C, Schwabe D, Jones W, et al. “Time to Talk About It: Physician Depression and Suicide” video/discussion session for interns, residents, and fellows. MedEdPORTAL. 2016;12:10508. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10508
When Art Talks: Expressions of Clinician Well-Being This exhibition, organized by the National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, showcases art created by clinicians, students, patients and loved ones, and represents their views clinician burnout and well-being.
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NPRWhen Doctors Struggle with Suicide, their profession often fails them (3 min) Doctors commit suicide at twice the rate of the general population. Significant stigma surrounds the issue of mental health care for mental health professionals, but something has to change; the cost of their deaths is far far too high.
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Active duty more likely to seek out MH care than veterans A stigma shift? The messaging and the access may be changing the habits of current and future generations of military personnel, but there is still a gap in how veterans seek out MH care.
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Washington-PostSuicide in Veterinarians has become a growing problem Vets, like other medical professionals, enter the field because of their compassion for treating the lives of animals. That same drive and spirit of competition can also lead to compassion fatigue, burnout and depression. Their proximity with death - the regular task of euthanasia of animals - also sets up them to have access to tools for suicide. It's a growing crisis.
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TEDxWe train soldiers for war; let's train them to come home too. (10min) TedTalk -- Before soldiers are sent into combat, they're trained on how to function in an immensely dangerous environment. But they also need training on how to return from the battlefield to civilian life, says psychologist Hector Garcia. Applying the same principles used to prepare soldiers for war, Garcia is helping veterans suffering from PTSD get their lives back.
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New York TimesHelping patients face death, she fought to live A palliative care doctor, faced with extensive metastatic cancer, grappled with what she recommended for patients and what she wanted for herself - which was treatment and cure, at all cost.
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The New YorkerLetting go What should medicine do when it can't save you? Dr. Atul Gawande examines the way doctors try to approach death and dying - sometimes well, often inadequately.
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