Sexual harassment covers a wide range of behaviors. We are hearing more and more about sexual harassment in workplaces of all types, from business to the media and the arts. Unfortunately, this is also an issue in medicine. While some may think that physicians should “know better” and not engage…
“Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony  Side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord, why don't we?”— Sir Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder, 1982   Left alone in a small examining room, I scrolled the Associated Press news app on my cell phone, waiting for my physician to…
A paramedic reflects on his career and the challenges he and his EMS team face in the line of duty.His bunker coat, helmet, and rescue gloves will be hanging in his locker on Christmas Eve, alongside his ballistic vest and shatter-resistant goggles. David Nesbit II, AAS, NRP won’t be rolling…
With two recent major disasters confronting caregivers, the question remains: are caregivers prone to experience PTSD than others? Exhibiting a wealth of knowledge and instinct, honed and sharpened by experience, medical first responders and emergency room professionals triage and treat thousands of emergency department (ED) patients each year in America’s hospitals.…
EDITOR’S NOTE: As the floodwaters caused by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey recede, anxiety is expected to rise as residents in impacted cities and states recover. Some even could experience post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). During the past two weeks, H. Steven Moffic, a former resident of Houston, has been closely monitoring…
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a series of articles on the issue of burnout among physicians – a problem leading medical experts say is not only increasing in prevalence, but also intensity. During the coming month, several of these experts will be making appearances on Talk-Ten-Tuesdays, the weekly Internet…