Physician Suicide and Organizational Justice: The Role of Hopelessness, Helplessness and Defeat

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Physician Suicide and Organizational Justice: The Role of Hopelessness, Helplessness and Defeat

Michael Langan, M.D.

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They can be a terror to your mind and show you how to hold your tongue
They got mystery written all over their forehead
They kill babies in the crib and say only the good die young
They don’t believe in mercy
Judgement on them is something that you’ll never see
They can exalt you up or bring you down main route
Turn you into anything that they want you to be–Bob Dylan, Foot of Pride

In  F. Scott Fitzgerald’s  The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway observes that “the loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly”      In 1896 Émile Durkheim described “melancholy suicide” as being “connected with a general state of extreme depression and exaggerated sadness, causing the…

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2 thoughts on “Physician Suicide and Organizational Justice: The Role of Hopelessness, Helplessness and Defeat

  1. Michael You are as much a novelist as you are a physician. Blessings this Easter. In memory of Shirley, Armand, Earl and Barbara Repp, all in God’s arms and living through us…….when we are living our lives in pusuit of the Way. RER

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