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Beloved doctor dies in “physician health program.” Husband wants to know why. →

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Medicine’s willful blindness to overworked physicians →



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Physician PTSD—5 tools to overcome your trauma →



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Finding your bliss—beating physician burnout →



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1103 physician suicide & 13 reasons why →



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Doctor suicides linked to institutional bullying? →



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How the word “unprofessional” is used to censor and harass doctors →



Pamela Wible: I just got this letter I want to discuss with my friend and colleague, Sydney Ashland, who’s helping me answer all the letters I receive from medical students and doctors needing help. Read blog & comment .

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Physician PTSD—Are you a victim? (and how to recover) →

Physician PTSD

Pamela Wible: We just got back from leading a physician retreat and this is actually my 16th physician retreat. Sydney, you’ve been co-facilitating these retreats with me for years and I just want to check in with you on something that I’ve noticed.

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How to stop pimping at your medical school →

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Pimping is a “teaching” technique in which a student is grilled with rapid-fire questions (often about obscure medical minutiae). These much-feared public interrogation sessions can be so malicious that the student may be left crying—in front of peers, staff, and patients. Read blog &

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Medicine nearly killed her soul. How one doctor got her life back. →

Kayla Luhrs, MD

In today’s podcast (and video), Kayla Luhrs, M.D., reveals how she recovered from the trauma of her medical training to live her dream in medicine. Listen in and be inspired . . . (full transcription & commentary on blog): “Hi, my name is Kayla. This is my second Breitenbush retreat.

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Top 10 fears that hold physicians back →

Top 10 things that hold physicians back

In this podcast I interview a dear friend and therapist, Sydney Ashland, who shares the top 10 fears that hold doctors back.  Learn how to overcome your fears and boost your self-confidence in this 45-minute segment extracted from our physician teleseminar today. Read blog &

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Sleep-deprived doctors dying in car crashes →

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Sleep-deprived doctors are dying in car crashes at an alarming rate around the world. And beginning July 1, 2017 the US will now force new doctors to work up to 28-hour shifts. So the death toll is likely to rise.Thousands of lives have already been sacrificed including not only doctors,

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Sleep-deprived docs disclose hospital horrors →

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Today the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) made the reckless decision to increase work hours to 28-hour shifts for new doctors. Here are the catastrophic consequences of their decision. Read blog & comment . . .

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Don’t think you’re a victim? You may be the victimizer. →

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Let’s talk about cycles of abuse. Sexual abuse. Domestic violence. Human rights violations. Why does this stuff continue? Why does a woman end up dating a violent man and then another violent man over and over again. Why does incest pass on from generation to generation?

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Dying by Karōshi 過労死 (excessive work death) →

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One of my best friends form medical school died a few years ago, 55 years old, excellent health, swam every day. Genius—musician, internist, bicycle designer. His name was Patrick Tekeli. His death affected me deeply. Mother found him dead. Suicide? Who knows; I call it Karōshi (過労死)— ‘excessive work death.’  I’ve already submitted my letter of resignation.

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