Hostile Dependency on Doctors

Hostile dependency: The real reason for physician burnout

  • The theme is like an adolescent who realizes his parents have feet of clay. In adolescence, he comes out of his childhood bubble and realizes his parents have failures and limitations because they are human beings. This results in the adolescent feeling unsafe, unprotected and vulnerable. Since this is not a pleasant feeling, narcissistic rage is triggered toward the people he needs and depends on the most.
  • Yet (and this is important) none of this occurs at a conscious level
  • growing hostile dependency toward doctors perfectly:
  • Doctors? I no longer afford that kind of respect: I call them “medical services providers.”

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