Internet Flaneur - September 20, 2023

  • Medicine鈥檚 Search for Meaning - 091813
    DAVID BORNSTEIN: “Nearly half of medical students become burned out during their training. Medical education has been characterized as an abusive and neglectful family system. It places unrealistic expectations on students, keeps them sleep-deprived, overstressed, and in a state of fear of making mistakes, and sends the message that doubts or grief should be kept to oneself. While the training formally espouses the ethics of empathy, compassion and altruism, doctors and researchers say that the socialization process 鈥 the 鈥渉idden curriculum鈥 鈥 teaches something very different: stay detached, objective, even a little cynical. Five out of six doctors say that medicine is in decline and close to 60 percent would not recommend it as a career for their children.”
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