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Work-life balance

Sep 2003 Issue
Eight Ways to Improve Your Relationships [Balancing Act]

In the second part of this two-part series, the author discusses the criteria he recommends using to assess the state of a physician's marriage as well as "tools" to use to strengthen a marriage.


Jul-Aug 2003 Issue
Eight Principles for Stronger Relationships [Balancing Act]

In the first of a two-part series, the author provides some basic principles of marriage (e.g., maintain boundaries, acknowledge that relationships go through phases, etc.) in order to help physicians focus on and improve their own marriages, if necessary.


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.


Oct 2002 Issue
Taking Time Out [Balancing Act]

Some physicians take regularly scheduled "retreats" as a means to prevent burn out and stay enthusiastic about medicine. This article discusses the benefits of taking personal retreats and provides direction for those interested in incorporating retreats into their lives.


Sep 2002 Issue
A Job-Share Model for the New Millenium [Feature]

This approach to family practice assures continuity of care for your patients as well as a healthy life balance and a decent paycheck for you.


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.


May 2002 Issue
Enjoying Family Practice Despite It All [Feature]

Given lemons, some family physicians are still finding ways to make lemonade.


May 2002 Issue
Reconnecting With the Joy of Medicine [Balancing Act]

The authors show how to rediscover the meaning of practicing medicine by learning to identify your personal needs and values.


Nov-Dec 2001 Issue
Keeping a Survival Journal [Balancing Act]

The authors explain how journal writing can reduce stress levels for busy physicians. They offer tips for starting a journal and resources for exploring physicians' creative side.


Oct 2001 Issue
Reflections From a Family Physician's Daughter [Balancing Act]

The author, an FP's daughter, provides insight into what it's like to grow up as the child of a busy and dedicated physician.


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