Can anxiety be severe enough to cause a physician to leave medicine? Absolutely. I know a number of physicians who have left for this reason. In my coaching practice I am increasingly aware of the toll anxiety takes on many doctors and am making it my mission to bring more attention to this problem and to find solutions. The physicians I have talked to are just the tip of the …
Post Author: Heather Fork, MD
Very few of us are untouched by the tragedy of suicide. Whether in our own family, through friends, or one of our colleagues, most of us have been affected by suicide. We are often left alone, with the painful questions,
“What could we have done differently?”
Now we learn from a study by Shanafelt et. al, in the Achieves of Surgery, that one in 16 surgeons had suicidal ideations in the …
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