Job satisfaction

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.

Jun 2003 Issue
A Funny Thing Happened Today at the Office [Balancing Act]

The author, a nurse, describes how adding levity to the daily practice of medicine can create camaraderie among staff and benefit patients.

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.

Jan 2003 Issue
Staying in the Loop at Work [Balancing Act]

Physicians who feel connected to the people they work with often report greater job satisfaction and less burnout. The author, a family physician, offers tips for building better relationships with colleagues.

Jan 2003 Issue
Choosing Between Clinical Practice and Administration [Feature]

A description of how and why one family physician decided to leave clinical practice to become a full-time administrator.

Oct 2002 Issue
Ten Reasons to Be a Self-Employed Family Physician and Ten Ways to Do It [Feature]

Written by a solo family physician who has been in practice for over 25 years, the article explains why self-employed practice is desirable and offers strategies for making it work.

Oct 2002 Issue
Escapist Medicine [Editor's Page]

Argues that no physician can "just practice medicine" in the sense of ignoring management aspects of practice

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.

Jun 2002 Issue
Adding a Dose of Levity to Practice [Balancing Act]

A little levity and a sense of humor may help prevent burnout and give physicians the perspective they need to deal with the difficulties of practicing medicine today.

May 2002 Issue
Enjoying Family Practice Despite It All [Feature]

Several physicians share what they do to keep themselves (and their staff members) motivated and looking forward to each day in the office.

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