Today's show discusses the telltale signs of a toxic relationship between physicians and their job, with guest Elizabeth Hughes, a dermatologist. In this episode, we delve into the similarity between an emotionally manipulative marriage and a career...
Today's show discusses the telltale signs of a toxic relationship between physicians and their job, with guest Elizabeth Hughes, a dermatologist. In this episode, we delve into the similarity between an emotionally manipulative marriage and a career that starts with passion and purpose but morphs into a job that feels like a trap.
Elizabeth shares her experience of being in a psychologically and emotionally manipulative marriage for over twenty years and draws parallels between her ex's behavior and the behavior of Medicine The Job. She points out the telltale signs of a toxic relationship, such as a lack of trust, unrealistic expectations, and making physicians feel unworthy or unvalued.
Through her own experience, Elizabeth offers tough love to physicians who may be feeling trapped in their jobs, encouraging them to break free from abusive behavior and rediscover the passion and purpose that initially drew them to medicine.
So tune in to this eye-opening episode, where we discuss the importance of recognizing toxic relationships with our careers and reclaiming our sense of self-worth.
Elizabeth Hughes is a dermatologist.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "The dark side of medicine: How the profession can become an emotionally and psychologically manipulative relationship."
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