A more caring workplace for health professionals can save lives – of patients and of doctors | Ranjana Srivastava

With doctors twice as likely to die of suicide than the population average, three key changes are urgently needed

The year is in full swing and the speaking invitations are tumbling in, many from schools and universities.

“Come and talk to us about your career in medicine. Tell us what it’s really like.” The students are dreamy, the way I once was. The faculties are prudent, keen to ensure that I understand the pressures facing their charges, who regard entry into medicine as the ultimate badge of honour.

But the most painful and telling response came from her coresidents, administrators, and educators: nothing. Beyond one text from one coresident, radio silence. The community abandoned her.

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Category: Mental Health