At the beginning of My Doctor's Meds journey, a very dear physician and friend said, "Pamela, every January the Medscape report on physician burnout and suicide comes due." I can still hear him saying it. There was a heaviness to the statement.
This year the title of the report is "Death by 1000 cuts: Medscape National Physician Burnout & Suicide Report 2021." Here are some statistics -
In the US we lose a doctor a day to suicide. At My Doctor's Meds, we are the Patient Stories for doctors. We must save them back and bring meaning to the extra burdens they bear. As one physician stated in the Medscape article, "It's all of these causes; it's death by 1000 cuts." With your help, we can move the needle on physician/clinician wellness. We can help administrators support their clinical staff and residents.