American Osteopathic Association leadership partnered with education experts and several DOs and medical students to publish the piece.
Depression among physicians is also on the rise, with over 300 physicians taking their lives each year, reports a new National Academy of Medicine perspective piece on addressing physician burnout and depression.
“As past president of the AOA, I feel it is essential for the association to recognize critical mental health issues among our membership that affect their current and future practice and the health and welfare of their patients,” says John Becher, DO, one of the article’s authors. “The AOA must respond by raising the awareness of this issue as well as providing programs for our students, residents, and practicing osteopathic physicians.”
The entire article is available HERE.