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When we cannot give patients the care they need, we all suffer. But the converse is also true.
If your career feels like an 800-pound gorilla that’s been crowding out the rest of your life, it’s time to find some balance.
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.