Stress and change

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]

The article will offer principles for dealing with change and effecting change within an organization.

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

Depressing take on the difficulty of bringing about meaningful change in something as complex and messy as the health care system. Also announces Marc Rivo's departure.

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

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.

Apr 2002 Issue
Why We're In the Mess We're In [Feature]

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.

Apr 2002 Issue
Eight Ideas for Managing Stress and Extinguishing Burnout [Feature]

This article examines the role of spirituality in medicine and provides tips for helping doctors address their patients' spiritual needs.

Feb 2002 Issue
It's Not Too Early to Prepare for Semi-Retirement [Salaried FP]

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.

Jan 2002 Issue
Building a New Health Care System [Editor's Page]

Reports on Don Berwick's plenary speech at the 2002 National Forum on Quality, focusing on the argument that there's no excuse for not trying to improve what you can improve in the system.

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