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Burnout

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]

Small changes can make a big difference in how you deal with the pressures of practice.


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]

When practicing medicine feels more like labor than a labor of love, take steps to heal the healer.


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]

Here are ideas you can use to replace your burnout with the joy you once felt for practicing family medicine.


Jun 1999 Issue
Do You Smell Smoke? [Editor's Page]

Introduces Pfifferling article on burnout and mentions Balancing Act


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