The Elephant in the Room: Physician Suicide and Physician Health Programs

The Elephant in the Room: Physician Suicide and Physician Health Programs.

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Accountability is  rooted in organizational purpose and public trust.  Unfortunately, humanitarian ideals have been trampled by the imposition of corporate front groups who advance  hidden agendas under guises of science and scholarship  and patinas of benevolence.  Rife with conflicts of interest, these groups obfuscate, mislead and exploit us to further an underlying political and corporate agenda.  Healthcare and medicine has been infiltrated by various groups that pose a serious threat to both the humanitarian and evidence based aspects.

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7 thoughts on “The Elephant in the Room: Physician Suicide and Physician Health Programs

  1. […] This is exactly the same system of institutional injustice seen at Ridgeview under G. Douglas Talbott.  Multiple physician suicides were attributed to these same abuses–involuntary forced treatment under extortion of loss of licensure.  It is time this elephant in the room be addressed in terms of the marked increased in suicide we are seeing now. […]

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  2. Hi Michael, I hope everything is going well.

    Please check this data:

    1. Details on suicide among U.S. physicians: Data from the National Violent Death Reporting System.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3549025/

    2. Changes in the lifetime prevalence of suicidal feelings and thoughts among Norwegian doctors from 2000 to 2010: a longitudinal study based on national samples
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4219507/

    […]”significant predictors of serious suicidal thoughts in a multivariate model were low subjective well-being (OR 0.68; 95% CI 0.52-0.90), poor or average self-rated health (2.36; 1.25-4.45) and high psychosocial work stress (1.92; 1.06-3.46), controlled for age, gender, speciality and job satisfaction. Norwegian doctors in 2010 compared with their German counterparts in 2006 reported quite similar prevalences of suicidal feelings.”[…]

    3. A comparison of risk and protective factors related to suicide ideation among residents and specialists in academic medicine.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3994345/

    […]”Having been harassed at work was associated with suicidal ideation among specialists (OR = 2.26, 95% CI: 1.31-3.91). In addition, sickness presenteeism and work disengagement were associated with suicide ideation in both groups of physicians.”[…]

    I have some ideas that I want to share with you (email – Skype) about this concerning situation.

    Thanks again for what you are doing, my best regards, Jorge.

    P.S. I will send you an email soon.

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