I’m A Surgeon. Here’s What Happened When I Held My Patient’s Hand And Prayed For Her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Several years ago, my business hit rock bottom. As a young, traditionally trained surgeon, I was taught the old surgery adage: “To cut is to cure.” Following this mantra early in my practice led me into a deep, dark hole. I had operated on many patients, but several of them were unhappy, and some had suffered complications. In the small town where I practiced, the word began to spread that perhaps I wasn’t a plastic surgeon worth seeing.

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Dealing With Guilt About Changing Car

 

 

 

 

 

 

We pick our careers in various ways – follow in a parent’s footstep, admire people we deem successful, or like me, influenced by a teacher who challenged me to go to medical school. I took up the challenge and after ten years in medical practice, decided it was not the career for me and made a leap to financial planning. It was a tough decision, and a couple of people through the years commented on the guilt I should feel about this decision. How do we deal with career dissatisfaction? Should we feel guilty about changing careers? And if so, how do we deal with that guilt?

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The Real Causes Of Depression Have Been Discovered, And They’re Not What You Think

 

 

 

 

 

 

Across the Western world today, if you are depressed or anxious and you go to your doctor because you just can’t take it any more, you will likely be told a story. It happened to me when I was a teenager in the 1990s. You feel this way, my doctor said, because your brain isn’t working right. It isn’t producing the necessary chemicals. You need to take drugs, and they will fix your broken brain.

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“A criança tem que ter a experiência do risco, do machucadinho e da frustração.” Daniel Becker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Por Fabiana Santos

O pediatra Daniel Becker é o criador da Pediatria Integral: um conceito de que a criança precisa ser vista de forma mais abrangente. Não é apenas tratar e prevenir doenças, mas cuidar do bem estar emocional, social e até espiritual da criança e da família. São 20 anos de experiência de consultório no Rio de Janeiro. Formado pela UFRJ, ele é especialista em Homeopatia e mestre em Saúde Pública. Médico do Instituto de Pediatria da UFRJ, ele foi pediatra da Médicos sem Fronteira em campos de refugiados na Ásia e fundador de uma ONG, o CEDAPS, Centro de Promoção da Saúde, com atuação em comunidades carentes.

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