Saving Friends: What I’ve Learned from Insufferable Patients

Author:
Brewer Eberly
Date:
August 14, 2023
Type:

Written by a third generation family physician, this is a confronting and challenging article reflecting our human frailties even in the most well-intentioned of professional environments.

"Much has been said about the “epidemic of loneliness” in the West – the great unmooring of neighborly life, the bewildering rates of anxiety, depression, and “deaths of despair” that seem dose-dependent on social media use, as some studies have suggested. This epidemic demands renewed attention to how, and whom, we befriend, especially in institutions such as hospitals that host human beings at their most vulnerable." 

https://www.plough.com/en/topics/life/work/saving-friends-what-ive-learned-from-insufferable-patients

Image : Photo by Patty Brito on Unsplash

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