Stress and change

November/December 2015 Issue
Eight Ways to Lower Practice Stress and Get Home Sooner [Feature]

To avoid burnout, you have to address the stressors in your practice.

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]

Worries about the past or future can sap your joy and productivity in the present.

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]

Learning to challenge negative thoughts can vastly improve our lives.

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.

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