It’s no secret that oncologists face burnout and extreme stress. However, some of that stress can be alleviated by practicing mindfulness. In this interview with oncologists from Healio’s “Women in Oncology” series, the concept of mindfulness among oncologists leading to better patient outcomes is explored.
An OBGYN voices frustration — “silently cursing behind my mask” – with the patients who “recite a litany of scientifically illiterate reasons for not taking” the COVID-19 vaccine despite its 99%+ effectiveness in keeping them alive. Do you share this doctor’s sentiments?
Expecting perfection when it comes to charting? Are you overly self-critical, telling yourself you’ll never get the charts done or you’re just not good at it? Do you go too big, watching your “identity-forming” charting spiral out of control? Keep calm and listen to this KevinMD.com podcast from Dr. Gail Gazelle, an internal medicine physician […]
In this KevinMD.com podcast/article, the nurse practitioner sums up their current feelings in the last words of the piece: “If I leave now, I still deal with this for months, plus all of my patient’s grief and feelings of betrayal. If I stay, maybe it will get better. It could hardly get worse. But in […]
Medscape surveyed 12,000 physicians for their 2021 Physician Lifestyle & Happiness Report and found that 82% of physicians were somewhat or very happy before the pandemic. Now, only 58% say they’re happy as the situation continues. There’s no question burnout is on the rise, but with a little effort, you can adapt your routine to […]
Dead may be the wrong word – antiquated, maybe? – as the white-color 9-to-5 office job is becoming a thing of the past. According to this article, a new workforce and new work demands require a fresh approach to work/life balance. A 2019 Mayo Clinic Proceedings article detailed this approach for physicians, transforming work/life into […]
The short answer? No. That’s the sentiment from the 12,000+ physicians across 29 specialists who took part in Medscape’s recently released Physician Lifestyle & Happiness Report 2021. Physician burnout and dissatisfaction are not new, but before the pandemic in last year’s survey, 82% of doctors reported they were largely happy outside of work. In 2021, […]
Some researchers have found that as many as 50% of clinicians suffer from burnout, defined as a long-term stress reaction causing emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and other symptoms that affect quality of life and physical health. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, this specific condition is being seen in […]
There are plenty of options when it comes to working part-time as a physician. With all the hours you spent in residency, school, fellowship, and treating patients, it may be time for a well-deserved break that lets you explore different options in medicine. Before you start to burn out, investigate taking on one of these […]
In a nutshell, imposter syndrome is the overwhelming belief that you’re a fraud, despite objective evidence to the contrary, and it’s rare for any physician to be completely immune. This pattern of thinking can cause pervasive anxiety, frequently contributing to physician burnout. Here are three tips to help overcome these feelings and take positive steps […]