clinician health and wellness

The danger when doctors don't get mental health help

The danger when doctors don’t get mental health help

Staying mentally healthy is essential for everyone, and it’s vital for doctors. As healthcare professionals, you are continually exposed to overwork, burnout, stressful situations and difficult ethical decisions. Yet seeking help for mental health care may be last on your to-do list — or completely off your radar. It’s sad and dangerous, since the American …

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Medicine after dark: the life of a “night worker” in the hospital

Medicine after dark: the life of a “night worker” in the hospital

When the sun goes down, part of the medical population wakes up. They’re not vampires, even if they have to siphon off the strange vial of blood. These creatures of the night spend traditional sleeping hours practicing medicine. Night shift workers, also known as night hospital workers, work night shifts — typically from 6:00 or …

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