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Doctors struggle with unrealistic expectations and lack of self-care, leading to a lack of mercy towards colleagues

“Mercy and consideration for the other man, but none for yourself, upon whom you have to keep an incessant watch.” – Sir William Osler, MD. Ironic, isn’t it? The physician is expected to go above and beyond, superhuman even, held to an unrealistic standard above most others, and yet, is their own worst critic. (Or Read moreā€¦ Doctors struggle with unrealistic expectations and lack of self-care, leading to a lack of mercy towards colleagues originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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