Keyword: Elizabeth Poorman
A number of doctors—remembering their own exhaustion—are speaking out against a proposal to increase the length of shifts for residents to 28 hours.
Physician leaders across the United States are encouraging colleagues experiencing burnout to speak up and seek help.
Despite having to deal with the death of an uncle to pancreatic cancer and the deaths of patients under her care, Elisabeth Poorman, M.D., says that she kept on showing up to work during her residency program. But she was becoming increasingly depressed. It took her a year to find the mental health support she needed.