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Stress and change
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.
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.
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.
Negative thought patterns can make you miserable. This article describes two ways your thoughts may be hurting you, and how you can change them.
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.
You can make things right if you don’t give in to shame, defensiveness and fear.
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.