Stress and change

September/October 2015 Issue
Physician Burnout: Its Origin, Symptoms, and Five Main Causes [Feature]

Burnout is everywhere, buy you can't fight an enemy unless you recognize it.

November/December 2014 Issue
Three Questions to Guide Any Change Effort [The Last Word]

The change you're pursuing is more likely to succeed if you can answer "yes" to each of these questions.

January/February 2013 Issue
Physician Resilience and Burnout: Can You Make the Switch? [Feature]

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.

November/December 2012 Issue
Appreciate the Now [The Last Word]

The article suggests that focusing on the present -- the people and tasks that you can currently influence -- is the key to having a more fulfilling and productive life.

September/October 2010 Issue
The Patient-Centered Medical Home: Still a Work in Progress [Feature]

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.

January/February 2010 Issue
Reaching Out to an Impaired Physician [Feature]

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.

Sep-Oct 2009 Issue
Are You Thinking Right? [The Last Word]

Negative thought patterns can make you miserable. This article describes two ways your thoughts may be hurting you, and how you can change them.

Jul-Aug 2009 Issue
The Patient-Centered Medical Home: 12 Tips to Help You Lead the Way [Feature]

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.

Mar-Apr 2009 Issue
Five Ways to Respond to a Medical Mistake [The Last Word]

You can make things right if you don’t give in to shame, defensiveness and fear.

Mar-Apr 2009 Issue
Practicing Excellence: Your Role in Practice Transformation [Feature]

This article describes how one medical group transformed itself from good to great through steps like creating organizational goals, measuring and reporting physician performance and training physicians.

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