Humanism and Professionalism – Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First

How could a doctor who meant so much to so many take his own life?

Use this article to:

  • Ask yourself what you would do if you had a colleague whose well-being you were concerned about.
  • Discuss the policies and resources at your institution for clinicians who are burned out, depressed, or experiencing other mental health issues.
  • Talk to a psychiatrist about how to identify if a colleague is at risk for self-harm.

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