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To avoid burnout, you have to address the stressors in your practice.
Burnout is everywhere, buy you can't fight an enemy unless you recognize it.
The author details the impact of "burnout" on physicians. It is estimated that burnout starts during medical training and continues throughout a physician's career and is linked to four qualities that are inherent to most physicians: service and sacrifice, excellence, curative competence, and compassion. The author suggests resiliency training and a new curriculum for students as a possible solution.
If you're prone to overcommitment, you may be at risk for A-fib.
These six steps can help physicians deal with the stress of their profession before it leads to burnout.
With a little soul-searching, you can conquer boredom in your life and work.
The author discusses developing and implementing a conflict resolution policy for a family practice.
The article walks physicians through the issues they must explore before starting or joining a new practice, from figuring out the number of hours they'd like to work per week to figuring out their scope of practice.
This article provides physicians on the edge of burnout with 10 ways for reducing stress in their lives. The author includes an assessment tool to aid the physician in evaluating his or her current lifestyle and pinpointing what aspect(s) of it they may want to change.
"Margin" is the space that exists between oneself and one's limits. The author, a physician, describes how focusing on margin in several key areas (emotional energy, physical energy and time) can revitalize physicians who feel overloaded by the demands of their profession.