Wednesday, March 13, 2019

“Canary in the Coal Mine”

Doctors Talbot and Dean describe physicians as the ”canaries in the health-care coalmine,” and point out that doctors are killing themselves at alarming rates; some estimate at rates twice that of active duty military members. This may be all wrapped up with moral injury due to the way health care is administered with no apparently way to alter the system. For physicians, a perception that they are failing to consistently meet patients’ needs has been found to have a huge and profound impact on the personal wellbeing of the physician. Talbot and Dean believe that this is the crux of consequent moral injury for doctors.

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