Stress and change

May 2005 Issue
Working in a Toxic Environment [Editor's Page]

May 2005 Issue
The Danger of a Dysfunctional Medical Practice [Feature]

The author discusses developing and implementing a conflict resolution policy for a family practice.

May 2005 Issue
Managing Stress From the Inside Out [Balancing Act]

The author describes what to do when your normal outlets for stress release are no longer working effectively for you.

Jan 2005 Issue
The Art of Coping With Change [Balancing Act]

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.

Sep 2003 Issue
Why Did That Idea Flop? [Feature]

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.

Apr 2003 Issue
Making Family Practice Doable in Everyday Life [Feature]

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.

Jan 2003 Issue
Implementing Change: From Ideas to Reality [Feature]

How do you get your group to defy the status quo and act on good ideas? It starts with vision, teamwork, and some fire in the belly.

Jan 2003 Issue
Small Change: Nickel and Dime Stuff Can Make a Difference [Editor's Page]

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.

Nov-Dec 2002 Issue
How to Cope If You Feel Attracted to a Patient [Balancing Act]

The author, a clinical psychologist, describes how physician burnout can manifest in being attracted to a patient and what can be done about it.

Jun 2002 Issue
Adding a Dose of Levity to Practice [Balancing Act]

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.

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