How to Help a Colleague in Emotional Distress

It is common for physicians to mask their emotional distress in front of colleagues and patients, making it crucial for clinicians to be on the lookout for signs of distress among their peers, according to Rebekah Bernard, MD, family physician and national speaker on physician wellness and practice management. In a recent interview with Patient Care Online, Dr Bernard shares shares common signs of emotional distress to be aware of and discusses how to start a dialogue about mental health with a colleague.

Rebekah Bernard, MD, is a family physician and owner of Gulf Coast Direct Primary Care in Fort Myers, Florida.

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