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Stress and change
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.
Three forces are making it difficult to be a family physician today, but there are reasons to be optimistic.
Small changes can make a big difference in how you deal with the pressures of practice.
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.
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.
Stressed from within and without, family practice could flourish or fade in the coming years.
Malpractice accusations can be emotionally devastating. Here's how to withstand the pressure.
Perhaps the road less traveled is the right career path for you. Here are more than a dozen ideas to get you started.
The author, a long-time leader of physician support groups, provides information on where to locate a support group, what physicians can expect to gain from attending one; what a group setting offers that individual therapy cannot; and how to determine whether a support group setting is right for you.
Argues that the IHI IDCOP project is needed, that today's office practice is hopelessly broken and in need of replacement.