Heroic image of medical staff can cause harm | Letters

  The Guardian 

Image source : theguardian.com
The psychological impact of working as a doctor is often overlooked, writes Dr Sophie Behrman, and the talk of heroes exacerbates this problem, while Prof Andrew Cooper is concerned about the needs of exhausted social care staff * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage I was very pleased to read Clare Gerada’s article (‘Psychological PPE’ is what Britain’s health professionals urgently need now , 16 October). If the last wave was one in which doctors were seen as heroes going into battle, I hope that this wave will paint them in a more compassionate light. As a psychiatrist I have seen numerous medical colleagues suffering “moral injury”; we even jokingly wondered if feeling “guilty” was a symptom of Covid infection early in the pandemic. Moral injury is heightened when the sufferer feels that they should be an omnipotent hero. Heroes may find it hard to admit that things are hard; they may decline “psychological PPE” to maintain their self-image of a hero, u

The Room Where It Happened : A White House Memoir Hardcover – 23 Jun. 2020 by John Bolton (Author). As President Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton spent many of his 453 days in the room where it happened, and the facts speak for themselves. The result is a White House memoir that is the most comprehensive and substantial account of the Trump Administration, and one of the few to date by a top-level official...
Buy now : £19.99 , FREE Delivery .

(As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)

 ▼ Related news : 
Heroic boy, 10, who saved mum from mountain fall leaves David Beckham 'in awe'
Heroic boy, eight, saves family and pet rabbit from fire which destroyed home
Daily Star  
Heroic Lincolnshire police dog sadly passes away
The Grimsby Telegraph  
Heroic Fabinho showing v Ajax shows there's life after Van Dijk for Liverpool
UCD medical students withhold fees in protest at fee increases
The Irish Times  
Army to change medical procedures after soldier killed by charging elephant
Sky news  
I-Form in medical implants deal with Shannon-based company
The Irish Times  
Aberdeen medical firm seeking to turn former office block into hospital
Press and Journal  
Recent News !
  Channel 4 are looking for contestants from Liverpool for a new programme
  Villa will be looking to bounce back from the 3-0 defeat against Leeds when they take on Southampton on Sunday.
  The full post-match press conference with the head coach.
  The Welshman hit the shot that sealed the winning point for Europe at the 2014 Ryder Cup.
  Dishes at Lawa will include kebabs, lamb and chicken shawarma, kofta and much more
  The Prime Minister is due to announce a second national lockdown, according to widespread media reports
  A CORONAVIRUS jab could be available before Christmas, according to the head of the UK's vaccine taskforce.
  Hundreds of protesters chanted 'take off the masks' as they gathered in Victoria Square ahead of PM's TV address
  The legendary 007 actor has died aged 90.
  Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90, his family has announced.
  The Saints are on a four match unbeaten run.
  Benzema added his second late on as Zinedine Zidane’s men moved up from third to go two points clear.
  These Gogglebox families were gutted to be axed by producers
  Nicholas Aujula says his visions often come to him through dreams
  Shoppers speculating what was going on - but staff say door locked due to being "really busy"
  The actor has died at the age of 90.
  A NORTH-EAST man who spent 30 years travelling round the world as a Sean Connery lookalike has joined the tributes to the...
  Dozens of masked shoppers formed a queue which snaked around the wholesaler's Birmingham branch ahead of Boris Johnson's announcement
  BOMB disposal experts were called after munitions were found in a village field.
  A MAN was forced off a footpath and robbed by a gang who attacked him.
  The Prime Minister will be speaking from Downing Street
  Kevin Courtney also said ministers should prepare to introduce school rotas for the end of any new restrictions.
  He said his Cabinet will meet on Sunday to discuss ‘potential border issues’.
  With a price guide "either side of a million" it was sold to Saunders Steam Collection for £911,000.
About newsoneplace.com - Privacy & Terms -
Copyright © 2015 www.newsoneplace.com - Hosted on Linode