The Pros And Cons Of Suicide

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Doctor, Doctor I have a sore throat! Oh where is the Doctor? He’s lying dead on the floor!
“In the USA we lose over 400 physicians per year to suicide. That’s the equivalent of an entire medical school “Kevin MD.com. Over the past there have been millions of physicians death; not naturally or accidentally however presumed as an accident. How do you feel about this issue? A doctor is the one person we all depend on to keep us alive when we are ill but they themselves don’t have anyone to keep them alive! It’s utterly contradictory and ironic don’t you think?
“For several decades now, studies have consistently shown that physicians have higher rates of suicide than the general population – 40 percent higher for male doctors and a staggering 130 percent higher for female doctors.” Nytimes.com
Why is this happening I asked myself? We live in a developed country and our health services are quite advanced to identify and treat issues like these. A doctor being a doctor knows well
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Most doctors are competing against others all the time- simply put; they are supermen and superwomen fighting each other. As well as that, they try to live up to the tremendous expectations put on their shoulders and keep ahead of the judging eyes of peers and superiors scrutinising their every move trying to find fault. In a situation like this to show weakness is failure thence there is an urge to exhibit an enhanced intellectual, emotional and physical superiority beyond what they possess to others in order to stay afloat the game. These professionals impersonate the hard front of a warrior in their most troubled and darkest times; then how will they support their patients or identify colleagues in trouble- never mind admit they need help! It seems these hard headed, workaholics have the utmost standard of professionalism and accuracy bored into them from day one which keep them rigid and tense at all

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