It is well known that doctors generally make terrible patients. We self-diagnose, self-treat, delay getting help from an appropriately trained person who is not us, and when we do, we often don’t follow medical advice. This of course can lead to less than optimal outcomes. … More Self-care when the doctor is the patient
Doctors are generally acknowledged to be intelligent. We are trained to care for the human body, and are considered the experts on it and how to take care of it. And we care deeply about people and would never knowingly harm them. Indeed, our Hippocratic oath says to “First, do no harm”. So why are doctors killing themselves?
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We are still allowing the pictures of what a doctor “should” look like – white, male, upper-middle class, conservatively dressed – to dominate our profession. … More What does a doctor look like?