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Giving thanks impacts everything from patient care to burnout to employee engagement

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s the time of year when our thoughts naturally turn toward giving thanks for all the blessings in our lives. Gratitude is not only a warm fuzzy feeling we get around the holiday table, though. In fact, numerous studies have shown that cultivating a habit of noticing and appreciating the positive has a measurable impact on a person’s health and wellbeing. Read More

Why more doctors are taking on extra jobs and how to find them

Medical school debt is on the rise. Female doctors still consistently earn less than their male colleagues. High stress is causing an epidemic of burnout among medical professionals. For a number of reasons, more doctors are starting “side hustles,” from consulting gigs to advisory roles and more. Read More

Practical tips for reducing factors that can lead to burnout

It’s no secret that doctors face higher levels of stress than the average person.

One study found that 28 percent of doctors experience “above threshold” levels of stress, compared to 18 percent of the general population who report this level of stress on the job, according to Verywell Health, a doctor-reviewed website affiliated with The Cleveland Clinic.Read More

The right technology and support can keep you competitive and combat burnout

The solo practice doctor is on the verge of extinction, many industry experts have long predicted. Yet other sources say independent practices are making a comeback. “For every solo practice that chooses to close its doors, there are many more that continue to stand their ground, pretty much as they have for the last 50 years,” reported The Independent Pediatrician.Read More

Think beyond compensation to benefits that can help you avoid burnout

New doctors are more likely to work for employers rather than for themselves. As we previously reported, 2016 marked the first year in which less than half of practicing physicians (just over 47 percent) owned their own practice. Nearly a third of doctors (32.8 percent) worked for hospital-owned practices or were employed directly by a hospital in 2016, according to the most recent American Medical Association (AMA) data. That number is expected to increase, since millennial doctors prefer careers as employees rather than as owners.Read More

A new look at creative solutions to achieve better work-life balance and patient outcomes

Burnout continues to be a widespread problem among doctors. Medscape’s 2018 Physician Lifestyle Report polled over 15,000 U.S. physicians from 29 specialties and found that 42 percent said they feel burned out. Another 15 percent reported feeling depressed, and 14 percent of all doctors surveyed said they feel both burned out and depressed.

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