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Time management

Feb 2005 Issue
Making the Most of Every Minute [Balancing Act]

Physians often have less than 15 minutes to spend with each patient. The author shares advice on how to make the most of short patient visits, such as not rushing through a physical exam, asking questions and maintaining eye contact.


Nov-Dec 2004 Issue
Using Updates to Ease Your Workday and Your Mind [Balancing Act]

The author, a time-management expert, describes how to use the updating technique to better manage multiple projects and enhance communication with colleagues.


Mar 2004 Issue
Rediscovering the Paper Planner [Balancing Act]

The author, a time management expert, explains why people are giving up their PDAs and returning to paper planning. She also provides instructions for getting the best of both worlds by combining paper and electronic scheduling.


May 2003 Issue
Forget About Time Management [Balancing Act]

The author, a time-management expert, advocates giving up traditional time-management techniques like multi-tasking and instead focus on learning how to control one's attention in order to remain productive in today's world of competing priorities.


Feb 2003 Issue
Organizing Your Desk [Balancing Act]

A time-management expert offers physicians tips for taking control of the growing volume of paperwork and reading materials that they must deal with so that it doesn't add stress to their busy lives.


Mar 2002 Issue
Time Management Tips That Work [Balancing Act]

The author - a time-management expert and a frequent speaker at the AAFP Scientific Assembly -- provides doctors with some best practices for maximizing time and efficiency.


Jan 2002 Issue
The Forgotten Art of Setting Goals [Balancing Act]

The author, a time-management expert, offers new information about identifying useful goals, and provides physicians with tips for adhering to them.


Jul-Aug 2001 Issue
Protecting the Time You've Got [Balancing Act]

The author, a time management expert, offers techniques to help physicians maintain control of their time despite others' demands on it.


Apr 2001 Issue
Five Priority-Setting Traps [Balancing Act]

The author, a time-management expert, describes seven roadblocks on the path to setting priorities and offers tips on how to overcome them.


Feb 2001 Issue
Living on Borrowed Time [Balancing Act]

This time-management article asks readers to complete a time wheel to gain further insight into how they're allocating their time. It then provides specific steps to take for those physicians interested in reallocating their time as a result of completing the time-wheel exercise.


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