Paul Linde on Crisis and Compassion

linde.80As an emergency room psychiatrist at San Francisco General Hospital, Dr. Paul Linde sees suffering, tragedy, and compassion every day. Whether seeking help on their own or brought in against their will, his patients are in a time of extreme crisis. On KQED’s Forum this morning, Linde spoke to host Dave Iverson about his book Danger to Self, and the challenges and rewards of working in this world of split-second assessments, unpredictable situations, and difficult decisions—where there is chaos, but also intellectual challenge, action, empathy, and healing.