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Stress and change
Jack Silversin and Mary Jane Kornacki’s article in this issue gives excellent advice on how to bring about change. But it also is a demonstration of how hard it is to bring about change.
The author, a clinical psychologist, describes how physician burnout can manifest in being attracted to a patient and what can be done about it.
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.