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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.
The author, a clinical psychologist, describes how physician burnout can manifest in being attracted to a patient and what can be done about it.
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.
In this article, family physicians share the practical tips they use to get more satisfaction out of their patient interactions and their workday.
The authors show how to rediscover the meaning of practicing medicine by learning to identify your personal needs and values.