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Stanford’s program Feldstein was a successful emergency-room physician before a back injury forced him to slow down at work That’s when he realized he was burned out Feldstein knew what depression felt like So when he noticed the telltale signs creeping up on him he decided to trade in his white coat for a kippah and tend to the spiritual and emotional needs not just of patients but of doctors tooRelatedSupplementsNew Studies Give Mixed Results About Taking Fish Oil and Vitamin DSupplementsNew Studies Give Mixed Results About Taking Fish Oil and Vitamin DFor a limited time TIME is giving all readers special access to subscriber-only stories For complete access we encourage you to become a subscriber Click hereIn tonight’s session Feldstein wants the med students to talk frankly about what they’ve encountered in the hospital (He promises the students confidentiality at Reflection Rounds and we have respected their privacy by omitting their names) "Maybe it’s something that’s really just horrible to watch" Feldstein says to the group "Who do you get to talk about that with Perhaps you feel you may be all alone in it"One student says he got a negative evaluation for playing tic-tac-toe with a child who’d undergone brain surgery "Needs to prioritize better" he tells the group of his write-up Another student who has irritable bowel syndrome says she got dinged for taking too long in the bathroom Yet another says his co-workers brag to him about how little they sleep or how rarely they see their childrenThis has long been the ordeal of a young doctor: overworked sleep-deprived and steeped in a culture that demands that you suck it up Everyone you meet you think might be smarter and more capable than you–and you’re the only one struggling One student tells the group that when she was shadowing a medical team as an undergrad she saw a patient with terminal cancer and it gave her nightmares for weeks This week she says she saw a similar case and felt nothing"Who else identifies with that" Feldstein asks All hands go upExperts warn that the mental health of doctors is reaching the point of crisis–and the consequences of their unhappiness go far beyond their personal lives Studies have linked burnout to an increase in unprofessional behavior and lower patient satisfaction When patients are under the care of physicians with reduced empathy–which often comes with burnout–they have worse outcomes and adhere less to their doctors’ orders It even takes people longer to recover when their doctor is downMajor medical errors increase too One study of nearly 8000 surgeons found that burnout and depression were among the strongest predictors of a surgeon’s reporting a major medical error Another study this time of internal-medicine residents found that those who were burned out were much more likely to say they’d provided suboptimal care to a patient at least once a month Those are not great odds for patients whose safety can be put at risk by a tired or stressed-out doctor; almost anyone who enters an academic hospital will be treated at some point by a residentDoctors’ safety is also a concern As many as 400 doctors the equivalent of two to three graduating medical-school classes die by suicide every year according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention–the profession has one of the highest rates of suicide "That’s mind-boggling to me" says Dr Colin West an internist and physician-well-being researcher at the Mayo Clinic "It’s hard for me to imagine that the public thinks of physicians as being so mentally distressed"And the stresses are not about to be reduced anytime soon By 2025 the US will have a shortage of as many as 90000 physicians That could translate into even more work for doctors who are already working too hardRelatedHeart DiseasePrescription Doses of Fish Oil May Lower Heart Attack and Stroke RiskHeart DiseasePrescription Doses of Fish Oil May Lower Heart Attack and Stroke RiskAs a patient you’d never guess that half of all American doctors are burned out because the culture of medicine dictates that doctors show no weakness But inside the field concern is mounting and the calls for action are growing louder In May Dr Ralph Greco distinguished professor of surgery at Stanford School of Medicine and Dr Arghavan Salles former chief resident of general surgery at Stanford wrote an editorial in JAMA Surgery about the importance of resident physicians’ mental health Meanwhile the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)–the governing body for America’s 9600 residency programs–is scrambling to come up with a national program specifically designed to curb the epidemic of physician distressIf there is a leading expert on doctor depression it’s probably Dr Srijan Sen a psychiatrist at the University of Michigan When he was a medical student a childhood friend who was a resident became paralyzed after jumping off a balcony in an attempt to take his own life Two years later another of Sen’s friends also a resident died by suicide That led Sen to pay attention to a problem most doctors prefer to ignore He gathers every conceivable kind of data related to depression–DNA from saliva blood samples sleep patterns tracked with a Fitbit–in an ongoing research project he calls the Intern Health Study Sen now has data from more than 10000 interns at 55 institutions "The more biological findings we have there will be less of a distance between mental illness and physical illness" he saysBefore their intern year only about 4% of doctors have clinical depression–the same as the rate for the rest of the population During internships those rates shoot up to 25% The first year after med school is of particular interest to Sen Interns are paid very little yelled at a lot and often earn none of the credit when things go well and all of the blame when mistakes happen"You move immediately after medical school you don’t know anyone there you’re $200000 in debt and then all of a sudden you start working 90 hours a week" says Dr Douglas Mata a researcher for the Intern Health Study who struggled with depression as an intern "It can be a big shock"In the 2013 Stanford Physician Wellness Survey sleep-related impairment was the single strongest predictor of burnout and was highly associated with depression in physicians says study author Dr Mickey Trockel a psychiatrist at Stanford whose patients are almost all physicians"In time we’ll look back and see this was insane requiring physicians to do what they do on no sleep or very little sleep" Trockel says "It’s just dumb for everybody involved"In hospitals all across the country administrators and doctors are grappling with the issue of physical burnout at every stage of the profession (As the Washington Post reported in August Stanford also has a pilot under way to improve work-life balance for emergency doctors that includes providing meals housecleaning and babysitting in exchange for long hours) But sleep deprivation is still a rite of passage for residents who work overnight and for days in a row to earn experience The relentless pace may sound like the result of modern workaholism but in fact it was baked into the idea of a residency first introduced in the US in 1889 says Dr Kenneth Ludmerer distinguished professor of the history of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine Doctors wanted to formalize the graduate study of medicine through rigorous training standards Residents virtually all of them unmarried men lived at the hospitalIt was a good financial deal for hospitals; residents worked long hours for free under domineering doctors they revered as gods But the promise to these young doctors was clear: after residency they’d be at the pinnacle of their professional skill level with a job that was societally reveredThe reality of being a doctor has changed dramatically since then Doctors are no longer guaranteed the high-paying job of their dreams and the profession doesn’t earn the automatic respect and clout it once did The workforce has changed too Quality of life and work-life balance have become important to American professionals And workplace hazing in most professions anyway is now more the exception than the ruleBut residency programs remain partly the same: long hours low pay On top of that today’s doctors have even more material to learn more paperwork to fill out and far more patients to see "These kids have a lot more to learn than what I had to learn" says Stanford’s Ralph Greco "There’s so much more technology interventions and tests we need to know about"RelatedDrugsFish Oil and Vitamin D Supplements May Not Help Prevent Heart Attacks and Cancer Study SaysDrugsFish Oil and Vitamin D Supplements May Not Help Prevent Heart Attacks and Cancer Study SaysIn an attempt to correct course the ACGME the residency governing body made a landmark move in 2003: the group declared that the workweek for residents must cap at 80 hours per week averaged over four weeks In 2011 it added that first-year residents could work a shift no longer than 16 hours Unfortunately the move didn’t improve physician well-being According to a 2013 paper Sen published in JAMA Internal Medicine young physicians were getting depressed at the same rates after the rules kicked in"In the mad rush to limit resident work hours" Ludmerer writes in Let Me Heal his recent book about residency education "the importance of the learning environment was generally overlooked as if nothing else mattered but the amount of time at work"Long hours alone aren’t to blame for the mental-health crisis afflicting doctors The stigma against signs of weakness within the profession plays a role too "Part of it is thinking about wellness as something for wusses" says Trockel the psychiatristThat means that many who need help don’t ask for it Only 22% of interns who are depressed get any help according to Sen’s findings That’s troubling to Sen because depression if monitored and treated can actually add to a doctor’s arsenal of skills "Traits that can be seen as predisposing to mental illness are also ones that we really want in our doctors" he says People prone to depression are more likely to be empathetic for instance and are more open to different experiences and willing to be vulnerable he addsBut that vulnerability is not welcome in the culture of modern medicine where doctors at the bottom are often bullied by their superiors Salles of Stanford says attending physicians who are in charge of residents may be kind to residents outside of a case but they are less cordial in the operating room "They’re like some other monster" she says "’What’s the point of you Why are you here Can’t you do something If you’re not going to help me why don’t you leave’"It’s not just at certain schools The mistreatment of people at the bottom part of the clinical team–third-and fourth-year medical students interns and residents–has been a topic in medical literature for decades and research by Sen and Mata confirms that it’s still a problem When asked about the toughest part of their first year as doctors 20% of the interns in Sen’s study mentioned the "toxic" culture of their program Some people said the memory that stuck with them most was when an attending physician screamed at them and belittled them in front of their peers and made them cry"Hazing is real" says Greco who says he was part of the problem "I’m not proud of it but it’s true" Once a tough unforgiving surgeon prone to bullying his residents he now calls himself a repentant sinnerHis turnaround came with a phone call in 2010 when he learned that Greg Feldman who’d just graduated from Stanford as chief surgery resident had killed himself "He was a star" Greco says "It was just a matter of how high he’d go" Talking about Feldman still moves him to tearsIn 2011 Greco Chaplain Feldstein and a few other colleagues including Salles got together to discuss how to change things "When people go somewhere new they lose everything that was around them that supported them and it’s very natural to doubt themselves" says Salles "I had this idea that we could have sessions where people talk to each other and then it wouldn’t be so lonely"RelatedDrugsSome Researchers Thought This Drug Could Treat the Polio-Like Illness Sickening Children A New Study Says It Probably Doesn’tDrugsSome Researchers Thought This Drug Could Treat the Polio-Like Illness Sickening Children A New Study Says It Probably Doesn’tThey put together a program at Stanford to promote psychological well-being physical health and mentoring Every week one of the six groups of surgery residents has a mandatory psychotherapy session with a psychologist Each senior resident mentors a junior resident and residents are given time for team bonding Young doctors rarely have time to go see a doctor of their own so the wellness team issues lists of doctors and dentists it recommends And there’s now a refrigerator in the surgery residents’ lounge stocked with healthy foods They call the program Balance in Life"We knew we couldn’t necessarily prevent suicide–too complicated for us to solve it" Greco says "But we needed to feel we did everything we could do to prevent it if we could"Greco didn’t think that his little grassroots program could possibly be the best thing out there so he emailed 200 surgery-program directors across the country and asked if they offered anything similar "Not one answered me" he says "And some of these people are my friends"The fact that this is one of the most innovative resident-wellness programs anywhere in the country is "kind of pathetic" says Salles And still there isn’t institution-wide support for the program at Stanford she says "There are definitely faculty members who think this is all a bunch of crap" She and Greco say they have to fight for every dollar allocated to Balance in Life "I find it disturbing although not surprising that every time we talk about this program we have to say ‘There was someone who died and that’s why we need this’"Balance in Life while rare is not the only program of its kind Dr Michael Myers a psychiatrist at SUNY Downstate Medical Center who for 20 years counseled medical students and physicians exclusively used to run a program in which senior psychiatry residents give medical students free therapy as well as medication counseling should they want or need it That kind of peer-to-peer support goes a long way toward diminishing the stigma that asking for help is a sign of weakness"We have to keep reassuring them about there being a firewall between the counseling service and the dean’s office" says Myers who like Sen devoted his life to the topic because someone close to him in medical school killed himself By the time SUNY psychiatry residents graduate they will have looked after one or two less-experienced medical studentsThe ACGME is looking to Balance in Life among other programs as inspiration for a new initiative it plans to implement across the country"There are a whole host of ways that we as the ACGME can influence the direction of things and we just haven’t done it" says Dr Timothy Brigham chief of staff and senior vice president for education for the group No one knows exactly what the initiative will look like but new rules could go into effect across all 9600 US residency programs as early as 2016"I want us to be able to deal with it to have some constant attention on this and to do it so well that we don’t have to have attention on it anymore" says Brigham "We can look back and say Why didn’t we do this before"in a darkened room at Stanford a bunch of first-year medical students are sitting in a circle passing around a tall purple candle Chaplain Feldstein opens the class–called the Healer’s Art–by clinking together meditation chimes three timesThe students have just told the group one at a time about the first time they knew they wanted to be a physician Now they’ve moved on to something a little more personal: they’re telling the group which parts of themselves they don’t want to lose as their work wears them down"Help me become a stronger and happier individual because before I can truly focus on helping others I need to be comfortable with myself" says one young man"Strengthen me so that I have the courage to be vulnerable" says a woman "Help me to not forget that we are all human"While administrators and doctors at the ACGME try to figure out what they can do to make the world of medicine a happier and healthier place to work–improving well-being for physicians while also making the profession safer for patients and appealing to more doctors–these are the lives on the line"I’m determined to do one thing: to make it the rule of the land" says Greco "If there’s another suicide and we’re sitting here twiddling our thumbs it’s going to be brutal"Senate Republicans have a very narrow margin for error on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh The GOP caucus has just 51 members but it’s unclear if Arizona Sen John McCain who is being treated for brain cancer will be able to return to the chamber to vote A 50-50 tie vote would be broken with a vote from Vice President Mike Pence Since Republicans changed Senate rules in 2017 the vote on Kavanaugh will require only a simple majority instead of the old 60-vote standard But that still means the vote will come down to a handful of moderate Republicans and red-state Democrats The White House invited several of the key senators to the unveiling Monday evening but all declined and so far none have made any statements in opposition or support of Kavanaugh (Several other Republicans and Democrats have come out along party lines already) Here’s a look at the key votes Sen Susan Collins R-Maine Collins is one of two Republicans senators who are supportive of abortion rights and she has said she will consider it in her vote She recently told CNN that she “would not support a nominee who demonstrated hostility to Roe v Wade” the landmark 1973 decision affirming them because it is a settled precedent Maine residents are among the most supportive of abortion rights in the US a 2014 poll found that two-thirds think it should be legal in most or all cases But supporters of abortion rights note that her wording leaves Kavanaugh a lot of wiggle room In a statement on Monday she cited Kavanaugh’s “impressive credentials and extensive experience” and said she will conduct a “careful thorough vetting” of his record She voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch last year Sen Lisa Murkowski R-Alaska Murkowski is the other Republican senator who is supportive of abortion rights She has said she will consider whether a nominee would overturn Roe v Wade but that it alone would not be a litmus test “My standards for Supreme Court nominees are extremely high It is my longstanding practice to carefully scrutinize the qualifications of judicial nominees and to cast an independent vote when judicial nominations come before the Senate” she said when Kennedy retired After Kavanaugh’s nomination she said she looked forward to “sitting down for a personal meeting” reviewing his decisions and hearing his responses to questions She voted to confirm Gorsuch Sen Rand Paul R-Kentucky Paul’s libertarian streak leads him to break with Republican orthodoxy on some issues and he’s not yet said he will back Kavanaugh In a tweet Monday Paul said that he is keeping an “open mind” and looks forward to upcoming Senate hearings reviewing his record and meeting personally with Kavanaugh He was one of a group of conservatives who signed a statement urging Trump to pick Republican Sen Mike Lee of Utah But Paul has a history of threatening to break with the GOP caucus before backing down and it’s unlikely that he’ll turn out to be the deciding vote against Kavanaugh He voted to confirm Gorsuch Sen Joe Donnelly D-Indiana Donnelly is one of a handful of red-state Democrats up for re-election this year who are probably not happy to be dealing with this Supreme Court nomination Already facing a tough campaign Donnelly who opposes abortion except in cases of rape incest or a threat to the life of the mother now risks alienating his Democratic base by supporting Kavanaugh or handing his Republican opponent Mike Braun another argument against him Braun has said he expects Donnelly to vote for Kavanaugh but argued he shouldn’t get any credit for it “Hoosiers won’t be fooled by Senator Donnellys election year pandering” he said in a statement Donnelly has said he will “carefully review and consider the record and qualifications” of Kavanaugh He voted to confirm Gorsuch Sen Joe Manchin D-West Virginia Manchin is also facing a tough re-election fight in a red state He also opposes abortion except in cases of rape incest or a threat to the life of the mother He has chosen to make his argument on the nomination based on Kavanaugh’s views on the Affordable Care Act arguing that an upcoming case on the legality of the law could be pivotal “The Supreme Court will ultimately decide if nearly 800000 West Virginians with pre-existing conditions will lose their healthcare” he said “This decision will directly impact almost 40 percent of my state so Im very interested in his position on protecting West Virginians with pre-existing conditions” He voted to confirm Gorsuch Sen Heidi Heitkamp D-North Dakota Heitkamp is running in a tough fight for re-election in one of the most closely watched races this fall with one election-watcher saying she is possibly “the most vulnerable incumbent in the country” Before the nomination she called for someone who would be “pragmatic fair compassionate committed to justice and above politics” and she has since said that she will “thoroughly review and vet” Kavanaugh’s record Heitkamp has called for reproductive decisions to be made by women and their doctors but opposes public funding of abortion She voted to confirm Gorsuch Sen Doug Jones D-Alabama Jones is another red-state Democrat who will face pressure but he is not up for election this year He has said that he will do a “thorough vetting of Judge Kavanaugh’s body of work” before making a decision and said that he is open to voting either way “I don’t think my role is to rubber stamp for the President but it’s also not an automatic knee-jerk no either” he told CNN before Kavanaugh was announced He will be up for re-election in 2020 which means he will not face the same immediate pressure as the other red-state Democrats on this list but does have to worry about being on the same ballot as Trump who will surely make a “no” vote an issue He did not belong to the Senate when Gorsuch was confirmed Contact us at [email protected] The administration had come under intense pressure to exempt Canada. 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