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Stress and change
If your career feels like an 800-pound gorilla that’s been crowding out the rest of your life, it’s time to find some balance.
To avoid burnout, you have to address the stressors in your practice.
Burnout is everywhere, buy you can't fight an enemy unless you recognize it.
The change you're pursuing is more likely to succeed if you can answer "yes" to each of these questions.
The author details the impact of "burnout" on physicians. It is estimated that burnout starts during medical training and continues throughout a physician's career and is linked to four qualities that are inherent to most physicians: service and sacrifice, excellence, curative competence, and compassion. The author suggests resiliency training and a new curriculum for students as a possible solution.
Worries about the past or future can sap your joy and productivity in the present.
The article, an overview of the results of research into the outcomes of the TransforMed National Demonstration Project, is based on an interview with one of the key members of the research team.
The author examines issues of impairment among physicians and describes how to confront the problem with a colleague and how best to reintegrate the physician into the practice following treatment.
Learning to challenge negative thoughts can vastly improve our lives.
The article draws on the experiences of practices in the TransforMed National Demonstration Project and explains the changes they have made to become more patient centered.