Episode 18: Second Victim Syndrome- A Doctor’s Hidden Struggle, with Dr. Berry Armstrong

The Second Victim Syndrome can occur when a health care professional makes a medical error and become traumatized by the event – manifesting psychological (such as shame, guilt, anxiety, grief, and depression), cognitive (such as burnout, secondary traumatic stress), and physical reactions that have a personal negative impact. And second victim syndrome may not necessarily be from a medical mistake, it can also be caused by a bad outcome for a patient. Dr. Berry Armstrong, MD, and I talk about second victim syndrome, the secret struggle of the medical professional as it is relatable to other fields, and how we can consider shining a light on our pain.

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Episode 5: One’s Path of Healing

Depression affects people of all ages, all races, and all socioeconomic ranges. But it can be a path for discovering one’s higher purpose and reason for existing. Dr. Berry Amstrong and I reflect upon his own spiritual journey.

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