ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:

Burnout

May 2006 Issue
How to Defuse an Exploding Physician [The Last Word]

These six steps can help physicians deal with the stress of their profession before it leads to burnout.


Mar 2006 Issue
What to Do When the Thrill Is Gone [The Last Word]

With a little soul-searching, you can conquer boredom in your life and work.


May 2005 Issue
The Danger of a Dysfunctional Medical Practice [Feature]

Toxic offices take a toll on everyone, including your patients. Here's how to improve your practice's health.


Sep 2003 Issue
Creating a Vital, Burnout-Proof Practice [Feature]

If you’re feeling disillusioned and burned-out in your current mode of practice, why not start over? Here’s how to build a strong foundation.


Apr 2003 Issue
Making Family Practice Doable in Everyday Life [Feature]

Having trouble coping with the demands of your profession? Self-examination can make your work more meaningful and manageable.


Mar 2003 Issue
Overcoming Overload [Balancing Act]

"Margin" is the space that exists between oneself and one's limits. The author, a physician, describes how focusing on margin in several key areas (emotional energy, physical energy and time) can revitalize physicians who feel overloaded by the demands of their profession.


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

The author, a clinical psychologist, describes how physician burnout can manifest in being attracted to a patient and what can be done about it.


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
12 Tips for Increasing Your Job Satisfaction [Balancing Act]

In this article, family physicians share the practical tips they use to get more satisfaction out of their patient interactions and their workday.


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.


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