Learn from me: speak out, seek help, get treatment – MJA InSight 41, 22 October 2018 | doctorportal

Learn from me: speak out, seek help, get treatment – MJA InSight 41, 22 October 2018 | doctorportal

https://youtu.be/_90eOj6iWXI

+ Struggling to get the carrot. The good life. Dedicate a few years of your young life being educated, and the rest of it will be smooth sailing. We create the big picture in our minds, but have to live it day-to-day.

A career in medicine, as far as years go, is a major commitment. And there will be times during education and training when the pressure to perform may seem impossible to bear. Seeking medical treatment for your medical problems is a must. How others in the pipeline from university to completion of studies/training see your “weakness” is their problem, and yours, until the culture you find yourself in changes.

Over 25 years ago I learned about overwork and the propensity of suicide among medical professional trainees. It doesn’t look like much has changed since then. There are the always-growing/under-treated needs of humanity that call many into a career in medicine. It is a shame that some of those persons will be unable to serve humanity, because of suicide.

— Read on www.doctorportal.com.au/mjainsight/2018/41/learn-from-me-speak-out-seek-help-get-treatment/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s