Nov-Dec 2002 Issue
How to Cope If You Feel Attracted to a Patient [Feature]

The author, a clinical psychologist, describes how physician burnout can manifest in being attracted to a patient and what can be done about it.

Oct 2002 Issue
Taking Time Out [Balancing Act]

Some physicians take regularly scheduled "retreats" as a means to prevent burn out and stay enthusiastic about medicine. This article discusses the benefits of taking personal retreats and provides direction for those interested in incorporating retreats into their lives.

Sep 2002 Issue
12 Tips for Increasing Your Job Satisfaction [Balancing Act]

In this article, family physicians share the practical tips they use to get more satisfaction out of their patient interactions and their workday.

May 2002 Issue
Reconnecting With the Joy of Medicine [Balancing Act]

The authors show how to rediscover the meaning of practicing medicine by learning to identify your personal needs and values.

Apr 2002 Issue
Eight Ideas for Managing Stress and Extinguishing Burnout [Feature]

This article examines the role of spirituality in medicine and provides tips for helping doctors address their patients' spiritual needs.

May 2001 Issue
Spirituality and Your Practice [Balancing Act]

As a facilitator of weekly physician support groups for 18 years (and as a minister), the author has seen a radical change in physicians' awareness of their need for spiritual sustenance. In this article, he defines spirituality and offers physicians' stories about how recognizing their own spirituality has helped them prevent burnout. He also offers suggestions about how to respond to a patient's request for spirituality in their treatment regardless of one's personal spiritual beliefs.

Apr 2000 Issue
Overcoming Compassion Fatigue [Feature]

This article describes a type of burnout called compassion fatigue and offers instructions on how to identify it and outlines the steps necessary to begin the healing process.

Apr 2000 Issue
Preventing Burnout [Balancing Act]

The author reviews the importance of learning how to maintain life balance and offers practical tips for physicians -- many of them based on his experience as a practicing FP.

Oct 1999 Issue
Relighting Your Fire [Balancing Act]

The author describes steps to take to recognize burnout and recapture a sense of balance and meaning in professional life.

Jun 1999 Issue
Putting 'Life' Back Into Your Professional Life [Feature]

This article offers suggestions to help family physicians achieve more positive life balance and recapture the motivations that led them into family practice in the first place.

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