Work-life balance

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

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

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.

Sep 2001 Issue
Sharing Lives and Life's Work [Balancing Act]

The author describes her practice's decision to include spouses in dialogue and decision-making at their annual retreat. She provides readers with specific detail about incorporating spouses in business decisions and describes the impact it has had on the practice, its physicians and their families.

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.

Jun 2001 Issue
Life Balance: 17 Tips From Doctors, for Doctors [Balancing Act]

This article presents a practicing FPs' tips for balancing personal and family needs with those of their profession and community.

Mar 2001 Issue
Healing Bodies and Souls: A Medical Missionary's Story [Balancing Act]

This article, based on interviews with a family physician who spent several years doing medical missionary work in foreign countries, will cover the rewards of such work and offer suggestions to other family physicians interested in getting involved.

Jan 2001 Issue
Why Working Smarter Isn't Working Anymore [Balancing Act]

The author outlines seven current trends in time management, discusses how they will impact physicians and offers practical tips for managing these trends.

Jul-Aug 2000 Issue
Words of Wisdom for Patients and Physicians [Balancing Act]

The author provides a reading list of books for physicians to recommend to patients and describes how reading can educate patients (and physicians) and provide a common ground for the physician and patient to share life experiences.

May 2000 Issue
Grieving the Death of a Patient [Balancing Act]

This article addresses the grieving physicians often feel, but rarely talk about when a patient dies.

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