Storytelling Group Fills Void Left By Modern Healthcare Professionals’ Flagging Faith
How one young doctor is leading a movement to inject humanity back into medicine
on Emily Silverman, m.d. and the rise of the nocturnists
In a culture that increasingly worships work more and faith traditions less, few classes of people fall higher on the hard work totem pole than doctors – especially rising academic physicians, who sacrifice their scarce free time to be productive enough to be taken seriously among the medical elite. The efforts that propel them closer to those who they venerate further remove them from the everyday world, driving a cycle of isolation and loneliness that them with an outsize risk of depression, substance abuse, and suicide.