Washington-Post Suicide 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.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoJanuary 29, 2019Topics: / / / / / / Keywords: / /
A Gene for Alcohol Dependence? (2 min) Scientists may have narrowed down on a gene that seems to allow some people to metabolize alcohol more quickly, which may lead to a higher likelihood of dependence. What does this mean for how we manage this condition going forward?
Contributor: Francesca CiminoNovember 28, 2018Topics: / / Keywords: / / /
jama-icon The Art of Constructive worrying Aiming for perfection generates a toxic by-product: we avoid admitting mistakes. Working toward a different culture is probably the answer.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoJune 15, 2018Topics: / / / Keywords: / /
medium_logo_detail The first time I hated a patient a raw reflection on internal and external conflict in medicine
Contributor: Francesca CiminoApril 2, 2018Topics: / / / / / / Keywords: / /
jama-icon Intervention to Promote Physician Well-being, Job Satisfaction, and Professionalism: A Randomized Clinical Trial This small RCT supports the value of facilitated small group curriculum in improving meaning at work and reducing depersonalization.
Contributor: Jennifer ChangMarch 1, 2018Topics: / / /
emrap-icon Suicide Risk in Physicians This 26-minute podcast explores the burden of medical trainee/physician suicide and discusses barriers physician face in seeking help.
Contributor: Jennifer ChangMarch 1, 2018Topics: / /
How one program achieved resident wellness, work-life balance An overview of a general surgery training program's response (Balance in Life program) after one of its graduates committed suicide.
Contributor: Jennifer ChangFebruary 26, 2018Topics: / / /
Measuring a doctor's performance: personality, health and well-being This editorial discusses the individual and system complexities affecting physician performance and calls for improved remediation processes within the British health system.
Contributor: Jennifer ChangFebruary 26, 2018Topics: / / / / /
mscp-logo Do Physicians Health Programs Increase Physician Suicides? Log-In required (registration is free). Dr. Pamela Wible is a family physician who has herself struggled with suicide, and is now an expert in medical student and physician suicide prevention.
Contributor: Jennifer ChangFebruary 2, 2018Topics: / / /