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Physician Burnout & Life Balance

Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of life balance -- from finding joy in your work to blending work and family.


09/01/2003 Creating a Vital, Burnout-Proof Practice
04/01/2000 Overcoming Compassion Fatigue Tool
02/01/2016 An Overlooked Cause of Physician Burnout
10/01/2015 Physician Burnout: Its Origin, Symptoms, and Five Main Causes
08/01/2016 Physician Burnout: Let’s Treat the Root Causes
02/01/2013 Physician Resilience and Burnout: Can You Make the Switch?
08/01/2016 Tackling Burnout in Employed Physicians
02/01/2018 Ten Strategies for Building Emotional Intelligence and Preventing Burnout new

Job Satisfaction

05/01/2002 Enjoying Family Practice Despite It All
06/01/1999 Putting 'Life' Back Into Your Professional Life
10/01/2003 Rediscovering the Joy of Family Practice
08/01/2017 Reducing Frustration and Increasing Fulfillment: Mindfulness new
10/01/2017 Reducing Frustration and Increasing Fulfillment: Reframing new

Stress Management

04/01/2002 Eight Ideas for Managing Stress and Extinguishing Burnout
12/01/2015 Eight Ways to Lower Practice Stress and Get Home Sooner
05/01/2005 Managing Stress From the Inside Out

Time Management

04/01/2016 How to Start Your Workday
03/01/1999 Tips for Life Balance and Time Management
04/01/1999 Turtles and Rabbits: Family Physicians Under Time Pressure

Work-Life Balance

05/01/2004 Blending Work and Family
02/01/2016 Four Tools for Reducing Burnout by Finding Work-Life Balance
04/01/2005 Having It All, a Little at a Time
06/01/2001 Life Balance: 17 Tips From Doctors, for Doctors
04/01/2003 Making Family Practice Doable in Everyday Life
09/01/2001 Sharing Lives and Life's Work

Other Resources

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