thriving-in-scrubs Thriving in Scrubs: How Much Time Do I Have, Doctor? Fictional accounts of medical encounters often feature the conversation when a patient asks their doctor to predict the outcome of their disease. Doctors in real life have to answer these questions, too, but without the benefit of a pre-written script. Thinking about prognostication means trying to answer difficult questions, but more importantly trying to get to the heart of what the patient may really be wondering. It’s about trying to connect with the heart of what patients need in times of uncertainty about their health. It’s also about understanding how these conversations affect us doctors as people who struggle with some of the same questions ourselves.
Contributor: Adam SapersteinOctober 30, 2019Topics: / / / / / / Keywords: /
on being One family's struggle with schizophrenia Krista Tippett talks with a family struggling with schizophrenia. This is a listen or a read (transcript)
Contributor: Francesca CiminoMarch 6, 2019Topics: / / Keywords: / /
NPR When 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.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoJanuary 29, 2019Topics: / / / Keywords: /
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.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoJanuary 29, 2019Topics: / Keywords: / / / /
TEDx We 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.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoJanuary 29, 2019Topics: / / / / Keywords: / / /
Strong backs, soft fronts, wild hearts You can listen or read the transcript of the podcast -- discussion of belonging, race, the shields we put up that interfere with our conversation and how to overcome.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoMarch 12, 2018Topics: / / / / / / / / / Keywords: / / / / / /
Shame! Self-stigmatisation as an obstacle to sick doctors returning to work: a qualitative study Shame, invincibility, self-stigmatization...a fascinating study of the difficult and complicated process of returning to work for impaired physicians.
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: / / / / /
aafp-capital-rgb2_1024x512b Dealing with the Impaired Physician
Contributor: Jennifer ChangFebruary 9, 2018Topics: / / / Keywords:
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