BLOG: For those of us who spend our lives helping our patients make meaningful change, the eclipse is a potent symbol of transformation.
BLOG: When my roommate killed himself in 1962, there was silence. I made the announcement to my class (I can still feel my wobbly knees and hear my quivering voice), and then we never spoke about Bill again.
BLOG: This passing remark about fearing that others would find out that I was unprepared and unqualified generated more questions and sidebar conversations than anything else I discussed at Elevate.
BLOG: It’s long been known that treating symptomatic physicians is a complicated business and far too often ailing doctors do not get the standard of care other patients receive. And when the physician is suicidal, the consequences can be dire.
BLOG: Those of us who work in health care are undoubtedly well aware of the problems that can ensue when patients don’t follow up on recommended treatment.