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BrainWaves #108 Doctors die differently. Part 2: About face

MedLink Neurology
Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: May 10, 2018

There is a nationwide epidemic happening right now. And it's not some terrible virus, it's not because of anything we've had to eat or drink. It is an occupational hazard of the hospital environment: Physician suicide. Dr. Pamela Wible, Founder of the Ideal Medical Care Movement, shares her unique approach to this preventable plague.

Produced by James E Siegler. Music by Andrew Sacco, Damiano Baldoni, Kevin McLeod, Jason Shaw, and Rafael Archangel. Voiceover by Patrick Green. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision-making.


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