More even division of household chores between physician mothers and their spouses or partners—or even outsourcing housecleaning and other tasks—may go a long way in supporting women in medicine, a new study suggests.Read More
Mysteries of physician burnout studies and how to get physicians to respond to studies are shared in the latest blog post by Dr. Dike Drummond, aka The Happy Md.Read More
For the first time since 2011, the physician burnout rate has dropped below 50 percent among doctors in the U.S., according to a new triennial study. However, while the decrease in the physician burnout rate might suggest that health systems are on the right track, more work still needs to be done.Read More
The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga wants all its docs-in-training to have good hearts. Not just in the cardiovascular sense, but in the realm of human compassion, too.Read More
Learn how to make yourself Burnout Proof - Reduce Risk, Lower Stress, Build Life Balance and a More Ideal Practice with Dr. Dike Drummond, the Happy MD
This interactive, high-energy live workshop, sponsored by SVMIC, will help attendees recognize and prevent burnout, reduce malpractice risk, lower stress and build a more balanced life using insights and practical strategies based on Dr. Dike Drummond's 2,100+ hours of one-on-one physician coaching.
The seminar will be 8-10 a.m., Tuesday, April 30 at the Chattanooga Convention. It offers up to 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for physicians and non-physicians will receive a certificate of participation.
In a Medscape survey, last year, critical care, neurology, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine and emergency medicine topped the list of specialties that experience higher rates of physician burnout. This year there are some new specialties that had made the list.Read More
If constant stress has you feeling exhausted, cynical or detached from patients, take notice. You may be in danger of physician burnout, which is more prevalent among doctors than other professionals. But how can you avoid it? Learn the signs and symptoms of physician burnout and what you can do to stay motivated on the job.Read More
The American Academy of Neurology says nearly 60% of neurologists face burnout. To combat the high level of burnout, the AAN began mitigation attempts at the individual, organizational and national levels at the same time as they measured burnout.Read More
EMRs connect physicians to a plethora of information about their patients but using an EMR can take valuable time away from face-to-face interaction with patients, increase workload and lead to physician burnout. What is the solution?Read More
“It is OK that you are feeling burned out. Chances are, most of your colleagues are too,” Dr. Shah said. “The first step is to acknowledge it. … Seek community and support because it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution.”Read More
From within the misery of physician burnout it is difficult to see, but there is a purpose to this suffering. Burnout actually has a highest and best use. When you do a good job of burning out, you will look back on this as an important turning point in your life. A turning point for the better.Read More
Physician burnout has direct and indirect costs. Find out how to calculate the financial toll of burnout at your clinic, hospital or health system.Read More
A new perspective paper published online September 27 in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) says medical schools must step up to the plate to meet the mental healthcare needs of their students. In their article, the authors also describe the model that has been implemented at their institution, which attempts to circumvent some of the barriers that medical students face in accessing care.Read More
The Business Case for Investing in Physician Wellbeing - a Dual Competitive Advantage for Early Adopters.Read More
No one naturally seeks to become mediocre, the diminishment of excellence. Anyone who thinks that they seek mediocrity, i.e., the uninspired, indifferent, average, lackluster, or forgettable, is confused as to who they are and how they are made.Read More
It seems paradoxical, but admission of powerlessness can access great gifts.Read More
Sometimes change sticks and sometimes it does not. This might have to do with a practice’s culture, which is the set of underlying rules and beliefs that determine how everyone interacts with each other and with patients.
Physicians and other health professionals can learn more about how addressing physician burnout begins with a healthy team through an AMA STEPS Forward™ module on creating a strong team culture.Read More
The Quadruple Aim recognizes that a healthy, energized, engaged, and resilient physician workforce is essential to achieving national health goals of higher quality, more affordable care and better health for the populations we serve. Yet in a recentstudy of U.S. physicians, more than half reported experiencing at least one symptom of burnout—a substantial increase over previous years—indicating that burnout among physicians is becoming a national health crisis. Leadership is needed to address the root causes of this problem and reposition the health care workforce for the future. The authors of this paper—the CEOs of our respective institutions—are committing to do just that.Read More
In recent years, burnout has become a chief concern among physicians and other front-line care providers. But somewhere along the way, the concept was separated from its original free-clinic context. The link between marginalized patients and clinician burnout seems to have gotten lost.Read More