MDs In Distress: "Also Human"
Not everybody likes to go to the doctor's office. With good reason: often, when we go, there's something wrong with us, and we're worried about that.
Now consider this: it could be that the doctor dreads seeing YOU.
Caroline Elton, a vocational psychologist, works with doctor, and many of them are having a hard time doing their work. She gives plenty of examples in her book Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors. Here's a rare look at the vulnerability of the other person walking into the exam room.