From the Editor
“Work with people who are sick. They don’t have ‘mental health issues’ just like people with cancer don’t have ‘cell proliferation issues.’ Don’t live in the land of euphemism. Call things what they are.”
So offers Dr. David S. Goldbloom (of the University of Toronto).
With such a long and distinguished career – senior medical advisor at CAMH, professor at the University of Toronto, former chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, former associate editor of The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry – Dr. Goldbloom has much advice for work and life. Back in the winter, after his retirement, he was invited to speak by the University of Toronto’s psychiatry residents. After, he shared his notes with me and I asked him to consider writing them up for a future Reading of the Week, which he generously agreed to do.
This week, we feature the resulting essay, relevant for residents, yes, and everyone else. Enjoy.
Please note that there will be no Readings for the next two weeks.