Tag: psychology

Words Can Save Lives

Words Can Save Lives

Mary Oliver, genius poet, passed away this week. Here’s two of her most powerful poems, words that transform and heal. Anyone raised Catholic and since recovered can likely relate to Wild Geese. Whenever I feel myself slipping into shame or guilt, these opening words are […]

When medical training is malignant

When medical training is malignant

I was on the subway this morning, idly perusing Twitter, when a desperate tweet caught my attention: “Does anyone know who this blogger is? They sound suicidal. They need help. Please retweet.” The link was to this post by an anonymous American surgery resident. In […]

Doctors, Heal Thyselves

Doctors, Heal Thyselves

We have a monthly Balint- style practice meeting. A Balint group is a group of clinicians who meet regularly and present clinical cases in order to better understand the clinician-patient relationship. Our group is moderated by a real, bona fide psychologist, and serves as a sort of therapy… I think […]

Primary Care Provider/ Therapist

Primary Care Provider/ Therapist

I was driving in a neighboring town last week, and I noticed a sign on an office building: Metropolis Primary Care and Counseling: Your Medical and Psychological Resource* I chuckled to myself. Brilliant! Of course, why not put it right out there. Possibly 75% of my job […]