When Your Doctor Is Drunk

When Your Doctor Is Drunk

Larry was a doctor trainee at a hospital where I taught in Burbank. I recommended that he not pass, due to very poor preparation and work habits. But he did, …


At the gun range

Mentally Ill, Yet Packing Heat

I’m a family doctor. I’ve spent decades taking care of all sorts of people, including many with mental illness. If at any time I encounter a person who is making …


Ken Murray

Ken Murray

Dr. Ken Murray is the author of “How Doctors Die” and a retired family medicine physician and professor at the University of Southern California. Before participating in a panel on …


How Doctors Die panel

Going Gentler Into That Good Night

We all know we’re going to die, but we don’t want to talk about it–or plan for it. As a result, we take–and ask our healthcare providers to take–extraordinary measures …