From the Editor
“We talk about the toll suicide takes on families… We talk about the tragedy for the people who’ve died… What we don’t openly talk about is suicide’s toll on the doctors who have treated these patients.”
So writes Dr. Dinah Miller, a psychiatrist affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine. She discusses the death of a patient and the impact on her life.
Dr. Miller’s essay is one of three selections in this week’s Reading.
The papers are different and look at different issues. The one common thread: they were all published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
And they all ask important, thought-provoking questions:
How to cope with a patient’s suicide?
What to do when nudges don’t work?
Can technology bring physicians together?
Dr. Dinah Miller