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Psychology and Psychotherapy: Research Study

Ethical Questions Arising from A Psychiatrist Suicide

Submission: January 19, 2019;Published: February 07, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/PPRS.2019.02.000533

ISSN 2639-0612
Volume2 Issue2


Sitting and listening to “Physician Wellness and Physician Suicide at Firkin Amphitheater, Yale university. Suddenly, my memory went back to 1996. When I finished residency and started my first job at small community center in small town in Kentucky. I was the only psychiatrist. Two months after starting, a local psychiatrist who had been practicing for a long time lost his wife after struggling with cancer, Committed suicide” by shooting himself in the head. As it is a small town this was powerful event affected the whole community, as for me personally, although I did not know him personally, but as fellow psychiatrist, with my vulnerability moving to a new town with very little social support, I felt exposed, fearful, lonely. I could not stop thinking that one day it could be me, with the isolation I am experiencing there.

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