QMC 5 What to do if a colleague has an addiction?

I received this question without any additional details and it's perfectly understandable, but it would've helped to know a few details. My first question would be to what? All of us are addicted to something. Some to coffee, mobile phones, the internet, exercise, and then the usual bad guys drugs, cigarettes and alcohol. An ugly … Continue reading QMC 5 What to do if a colleague has an addiction?

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QMC 3 Have a suicidal medical colleague, what should I do?

I received a very important question over the week, from a doctor who has a suicidal medical colleague, asking what to do? My answer is do everything and anything. The data is heartbreaking, alarming even. 400-500 doctors a year kill themselves, in the US alone. Among all professions, the percentage of physician suicides is the highest. … Continue reading QMC 3 Have a suicidal medical colleague, what should I do?