ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
The author, a long-time leader of physician support groups, provides information on where to locate a support group, what physicians can expect to gain from attending one; what a group setting offers that individual therapy cannot; and how to determine whether a support group setting is right for you.
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.
This article profiles a family physician who has acheived a comfortable work/life balance. It will also offer tips on balancing priorities for physicians.
This article provides busy physicians with "how-to" tips for meeting the responsiblities of the holidays without adding more stress to their already stressful lives.
The article explains negotiation tactics physicians should understand so they can use them effectively and identify when tactics are being used on them, whether with managed care organizations, employers or salesmen.
The author describes steps to take to recognize burnout and recapture a sense of balance and meaning in professional life.
This article gives suggestions for how physicians can apply Herzberg's theories of employee motivation to improve their staff management and improve staff satisfaction.
This article encourages physicians to recognize signs of stress and care for themselves so that they may be better equipped both physically and mentally to practice medicine.
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.
Karl Singer, subject of the first Balancing Act, talks about the changes he's seen in the health care industry over the past five years and the way he has coped with these changes.