Doctor Suicide and Physician Health Programs

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The Elephant in the Room

[By Michael Lawrence Langan MD]



The Elephant in the Room: Physician Suicide and Physician Health Programs



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7 Responses

  1. Suicide – American Style

    Suicide rates for adults between the ages of 40 and 64 has risen sharply in recent years—and astronomically since 2007—leading researchers to believe that the U.S. economic downturn has played a significant role in the increase, a new study says.

    The study found that 37.5 percent of suicides in this age bracket were attributed to financial and economic problems in 2010, up from 33 percent in 2005, before the recession began.

    Researchers note that the increase is similar to that of the worst years of the Great Recession.



  2. On Physician “Burnout”

    American medicine is undergoing vast changes, placing the status of physicians in the medical industrial complex at risk. Most physicians feel overwhelmed by increasing bureaucratic mandates from insurers, hospitals, and government.

    At the same time, physicians are the front line employees of healthcare and assume the majority of the risk for patient care. This has left many in the profession with increasing disillusionment.

    American medicine is undergoing vast changes, placing the status of physicians in the medical profession in jeopardy.

    Eric A. Dover MD


  3. This is why physicians are burning out

    American physicians have had it. We are retiring early, cutting back, changing careers, and moping in to work in astounding numbers.

    The typical pep talks, whether given aloud by medical directors and administrators or consisting of internal dialog occurring in the physician’s mind, just are not working anymore.



  4. Testifying in support of medical student mental health

    The following is Dr. Pamela Wible’s testimony in support of medical student mental health to the Missouri State Legislature for House Bill 867.



  5. Mental health for medical professionals deserves more attention

    Every year roughly 400 physicians take their lives: a group of physicians greater than the size of two graduating classes at my medical school.

    Let’s be clear, physician suicide and medical professional mental health awareness is a neglected issue in medicine. For example, we are twice as likely to commit suicide than our non-physician counterparts.



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