Stress and change

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.

Sep 2001 Issue
Is It Time to Re-examine Family Practice? [Feature]

Today's practice environment is much different than it was when family practice became a specialty in 1969. Consequently, the role of family practice in U.S. culture is much less clear now than it was then. This article will present the opinions of key FP leaders or whether family practice needs to be redefined.

May 2001 Issue
Coping With the Stress of Being Sued [Feature]

The author describes the legal stages of a malpractice suit, the accompanying emotions physicans may experience as they go through each stage and effective coping mechanisms they can use to keep stress levels in check.

Feb 2001 Issue
14 Alternative Practice Styles [Feature]

The article will explore all the non-traditional forms of practice a family physician can have, from administrator to author, senator to resort doctor, faculty to "free range" physician.

Oct 2000 Issue
Physician Support Groups [Balancing Act]

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.

May 2000 Issue
As Good As It Could Get: Remaking the Medical Practice [Feature]

The article will explain the necessity of quality improvement and will outline several initiatives of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, including their Idealized Design project and Breakthrough Series.

May 2000 Issue
Building for Tomorrow: The Idealized Design of Clinical Office Practices [Editorial]

A response to the article in this issue by Kilo and Endsley.

May 2000 Issue
The Revolution Has Begun [Editor's Page]

Argues that the IHI IDCOP project is needed, that today's office practice is hopelessly broken and in need of replacement.

Jan 2000 Issue
Building the Future of Health Care on the Foundations of Family Practice [Feature]

The author identifies the principles that will form the foundation of health care in the year 2000 and beyond.

Jan 2000 Issue
Practicing in the New Millennium: Do You Have What It Takes? [Feature]

The author describes the practice management skills and knowledge that family physicians will need to possess to succeed during the first part of the next century.

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