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A piece of my mind. A death in the family.

Khan A. A Death in the Family. JAMA. 2017;318(16). doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13531.

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November 1, 2017
Khan A. JAMA. 2017;318.

Stress, fatigue, and burnout contribute to failures that can affect patients and clinicians. This commentary describes a physician's experience when his coresident was admitted to the hospital after an overdose. The author argues for increased attention to physician well-being to protect against substance abuse and unhealthy behaviors that may result from psychological and physical demands of working in health care.

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Khan A. A Death in the Family. JAMA. 2017;318(16). doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13531.