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AtlanticThe Weight I Carry (10min read) The author shares an inside look on how he feels about the weight he carries, from the worry he has riding the subway to the way he plans which restaurants will have the right combination of tables and booths to seat him. He talks about what makes him eat and what makes him want to lose weight. It's gripping and honest. Worthwhile read.
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pulse_blog_banner_200x216pixelsA Soldier's Tale (by Scott Janssen) Scott Janssen is a hospice social worker and member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's trauma-informed care work group. His book Standing at Lemhi Pass: Archetypal Stories for the End of Life and Other Challenging Times explores the use of storytelling with hospice patients and families. "I think a lot about the guy in this story, wondering what happened to him and his wife, and hoping that the dice are always loaded in their favor."
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Stress, burnout and coping mechanisms in Nurse Anesthetists An increasing number of nurse anesthesia programs are identifying stress, burnout and poor coping mechanisms in their students, but the system has not been set up to address it well. This is a look at the scope of the problem.
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on beingOne family's struggle with schizophrenia Krista Tippett talks with a family struggling with schizophrenia. This is a listen or a read (transcript)
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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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