We’re not talking about weapons like scalpels or the other pointy things we wield all of the time. We’re talking Weaponized like violence against physicians, safety in healthcare, and our interactions with crime and the penal system we encounter through our patients.
Unfortunately, you don’t have to look far to find stories of violence in our practices.
Chapter One, Mom Who Killed Kids Made Me a Better Physician: (3:20) A woman who killed her children made an impression on this young doctor. Story by Ronil Shah, MD.
Chapter Two, Body Armor Under White Coat: (16:52) After a patient makes credible physical threats, a doctor decides to buy a Kevlar vest. Was he overreacting? Story by David Kim, MD.
Chapter Three, My Patient Gone Wild and Violent: (25:30) The police didn’t help when this osteopath was dealing with a violent patient. Story by Faith Quenzer, DO.
Episode produced by Nicole Lou
Hosted by Amy Ho, MD
Sound engineering by Greg Laub
Theme music by Palomar