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Stress and change
The author urges physicians to recognize that change is a normal part of life, and he offers eight recommendations for making changes less stressful and easier to accept.
The article addresses common pitfalls that cause good ideas to fail in physician organizations and shows how physicians can be more successful in their efforts to improve their organizations.
This article provides physicians on the edge of burnout with 10 ways for reducing stress in their lives. The author includes an assessment tool to aid the physician in evaluating his or her current lifestyle and pinpointing what aspect(s) of it they may want to change.
The article will offer principles for dealing with change and effecting change within an organization.
Jack Silversin and Mary Jane Kornacki’s article in this issue gives excellent advice on how to bring about change. But it also is a demonstration of how hard it is to bring about change.
The author, a clinical psychologist, describes how physician burnout can manifest in being attracted to a patient and what can be done about it.
A little levity and a sense of humor may help prevent burnout and give physicians the perspective they need to deal with the difficulties of practicing medicine today.
The author highlights three of the most significant problems facing family practice -- economic pressures, the inherent complexity of health care and ongoing tensions between community-based family practice and academic family medicine -- and suggests appropriate responses to help the specialty thrive in coming generations.
This article examines the role of spirituality in medicine and provides tips for helping doctors address their patients' spiritual needs.
There are many options available to physicians who want to move away from full-time practice. The author, a lawyer, provides information about how to include this option in an employment contract.