Tag Archives: Physician

I’m a jail physician. Here’s what likely happened to Jeffrey Epstein.

Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide while in custody at a Manhattan detention facility has focused intense media scrutiny into jail suicide prevention procedures. Suicide is the biggest cause of death in jails in the U.S. — by far. Because of this, all jails (including the facility where Epstein was housed) have a suicide prevention policy. Since… Read More »

American Medical Association lays out new policy to combat physician suicide requiring data collection by key accrediting bodies

The American Medical Association has adopted a new policy aimed at pinpointing patterns that could ultimately predict and prevent suicide among practicing physicians and medical students. The policy calls on the accrediting bodies for medical schools and residency training programs, specifically the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education,… Read More »