Dr. Pamela Wible is a physician calling for a change. The author of “Physician Suicide Letters – Answered,” Pamela addresses the public health crisis that is the high physician suicide rate. Pamela was brave enough to write about her own suicidal thoughts generated by the abusive medical school experience and the corporate mentality in the practice of medicine. She found that after sharing her thoughts, many other medical students wrote to her to share their experiences. Talking about suicide is still a taboo subject, but by writing this book she has found many others want to share their experiences. Listen to our full conversation or drop in at the time stamps below.
[00:53] Meet Author and Physician Pamela Wible
[02:44] Why you felt you could answer suicide letters?
[04:15] If someone has suicidal thoughts, is it always that way?
[05:10] Why is it so hard to change a culture of bullying?
[06:51] Are there any TV shows that accurately portray medicine?
[09:18] Professional distance versus professional closeness
[10:34] What is your practice like?
[11:18] Difference between concierge medicine and Ideal Patient Practice
[12:38] How many patients do you serve?
[13:20] What was the genesis of your suicidal thoughts?
[14:46] What was the trigger to get help?
[16:25] How did you solve deeling depressed?
[17:25] Can patients envision a different kind
[18:40] How are you helping other physicians?
[19:35] How did you get letters?
[20:38] What is the “Answered” part of your book?
[21:36] What’s the response from the physician’s community
[21:44] Is it starting discussions?
[22:36] What is the experience of medical school like?
[23:50] Is it medical school or the healthcare business that’s at fault?
[24:38] What can physicians do about dealing with suicidal thoughts?
[25:50] What is your plan for the book?
[26:46] Need the C-suite to make changes?
[27:50] Nurses also suffer in the work environment
[28:45] Are suicidal thoughts a mental illness?
[32:10] Can a suicidal physician give competent medical care?
[34:00] #SPSM Tweet Chat
[36:50] Do you blog on this topic frequently
[37:50] Old school attitudes
[38:38] Training to commit suicide?
[39:25] Pleas from her community
[40:19] How can I help?
[41:34] Book summary
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