ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:

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.


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.


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