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The Psychiatrists’ Report: The Changing State of Our Own Mental Health
The demand for mental health treatment soars alongside an ongoing physician shortage and an increase in physician burnout. What is the toll paid by the mental health experts? How do they see the issues and how are they dealing with them? Read the study analysis here.
Psychiatry September 6th 2022
How Much Work is Too Much?
Our system is strained and we don’t have a solution for it. But is the strain impactingpatient care? This review of an article published in the Journal of HospitalMedicine seems to say that higher patient loads lead to longer patient stays.
Family Medicine/General Practice August 17th 2022
It’s Time for Physicians to Stop Taking Patient Calls at Night
At what point is it appropriate to stop responding to patient inquiries? This editorial piece argues that taking patient calls at all hours is leading to physician burnout, and that it is time to realize that taking patient calls at home is an antiquated practice that needs to go the way of the doctor’s house call.
All Specialties February 8th 2022
The End of the Beginning—Lessons From the First 10 Years as an Oncologist
An oncologist reflects on his last decade as a physician and what he’s learning through the art of oncology — the daily practice that is outside the latest data and is often not explicitly taught in fellowship — that has become ever more important and gratifying. Age, a changing work environment, a pandemic and telemedicine, reports of physician burnout, and colleagues leaving practice — all part of the daily routine. Here, the oncologist shares a few key rules that that have helped and sustained his practice.
Hematology December 21st 2021
9 Volunteer Opportunities for Doctors
From the American Red Cross to volunteering overseas, there are plenty of feel-good “enlistments” out there for the practicing or retired physician, which can help ward off boredom and burnout while adding the benefit of perhaps learning a new skill or meeting new people. Whether your goals are short-term or you’re in for the long haul, here are nine opportunities to help humanity and feel good about the part you’re playing in the world.
Allergy & Immunology December 20th 2021
Which Med Specialties Have the Worst Lifestyles?
Let’s be honest, some medical specialties are easier than others, offering better hours at higher rates of pay and with less stress. However, for every doctor whose specialty affords them time on the golf course, there are other specialties that leave physicians trapped in a spiraling cycle of unpredictable hours, bad pay, and terrible work-life balance. How does your specialty measure up?
Allergy & Immunology December 6th 2021