November/December 2015 Issue
Eight Ways to Lower Practice Stress and Get Home Sooner [Feature]

To avoid burnout, you have to address the stressors in your practice.

September/October 2015 Issue
Physician Burnout: Its Origin, Symptoms, and Five Main Causes [Feature]

Burnout is everywhere, buy you can't fight an enemy unless you recognize it.

January/February 2013 Issue
Physician Resilience and Burnout: Can You Make the Switch? [Feature]

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.

Apr 2008 Issue
A New Epidemic: Administrative Fibrillation [The Last Word]

If you're prone to overcommitment, you may be at risk for A-fib.

May 2006 Issue
How to Defuse an Exploding Physician [The Last Word]

These six steps can help physicians deal with the stress of their profession before it leads to burnout.

Mar 2006 Issue
What to Do When the Thrill Is Gone [The Last Word]

With a little soul-searching, you can conquer boredom in your life and work.

May 2005 Issue
The Danger of a Dysfunctional Medical Practice [Feature]

The author discusses developing and implementing a conflict resolution policy for a family practice.

Sep 2003 Issue
Creating a Vital, Burnout-Proof Practice [Feature]

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.

Apr 2003 Issue
Making Family Practice Doable in Everyday Life [Feature]

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.

Mar 2003 Issue
Overcoming Overload [Balancing Act]

"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.

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