What is health care like on the front lines?
Across the political spectrum, politicians, providers, patients and their loved ones agree that health care is broken. The great question of our time is why can the richest country in the world not take care of its people in an equitable and sustainable way? Front line health care workers have largely been absent from that conversation. Through my work, I hope to add my voice and the voice of others reporting what health care is really like.
From the ground up.
After so many years on this path, who was I?
I now know that everything that I was taught about opioids was wrong.
In-flight emergencies are just another reminder that you're never not a doctor.
Residency’s long hours, trauma, sleeplessness and social isolation inevitably erode our healthy coping mechanisms. At the same time, there is a powerful culture of fear, stigma and lack of self-care that prevents residents from seeking help. The resources that are in place in residency programs are simply not adequate.
I don't believe in grand conspiracies. I do however believe in the undue influence of money on our clinical decision making.
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