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When Sparks Stop Flying: How Is Clinician Burnout Tied to Patient Outcomes?

When Sparks Stop Flying: How Is Clinician Burnout Tied to Patient Outcomes?

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Physician burnout has gained traction as a public health concern because more physicians are leaving medical practice altogether, resulting in decreased patient access and continuity of care.

Breaking the Culture of Mental Health Stigma: The Challenges Physicians Face When Seeking Help

Breaking the Culture of Mental Health Stigma: The Challenges Physicians Face When Seeking Help

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Research is clear: Many physicians are struggling but they don't always feel comfortable speaking up.

Why Is #MeToo Missing From Medical Schools?

Why Is #MeToo Missing From Medical Schools?

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As the #MeToo movement has gained strength, reports of sexual harassment at medical schools have mostly remained stagnant.

Under the Microscope: Medicine's #MeToo Moment

Under the Microscope: Medicine's #MeToo Moment

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No single solution to address sexual harassment in medicine exists, but physicians of all genders must come together to make progress.

Charter Outlines Principles of Physician Well-Being

Charter Outlines Principles of Physician Well-Being

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The Charter on Physician Well-being is intended to outline specific principles that can be used to address well-being throughout a physician's entire career.

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

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The culture of bullying — widespread across the medical field — has been linked to poorer patient outcomes. So why can't physicians stop bullying in its tracks?

Interns' Schedule Takes Toll on Sleep, Physical Activity, Mood

Interns' Schedule Takes Toll on Sleep, Physical Activity, Mood

Interns' intense and changing schedules take a toll on sleep, activity, and mood.

Survey Reveals Challenges of Balancing Motherhood and Surgical Training

Survey Reveals Challenges of Balancing Motherhood and Surgical Training

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Long, unpredictable hours, work demands, and high expectations are particularly challenging to mothers in medical training.

Clinicians With Alzheimer Disease: Reframing Perceptions

Clinicians With Alzheimer Disease: Reframing Perceptions

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Approximately 4600 actively licensed physicians in the US are practicing with Alzheimer disease.

Improving Breastfeeding Rates in Physician Mothers

Improving Breastfeeding Rates in Physician Mothers

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Many physician mothers cut breastfeeding short because of pressures or limitations associated with their careers.

Honoring Women in Medicine: Reader Responses

Honoring Women in Medicine: Reader Responses

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Medical Bag is sharing your stories about the women behind the white coats.

Colleague of the Month: Submit Your Nomination

Colleague of the Month: Submit Your Nomination

Submit your nomination for Colleague of the Month today.

Less Talk, More Action: Task Force Develops Blueprint to Tackle Physician Burnout

Less Talk, More Action: Task Force Develops Blueprint to Tackle Physician Burnout

The first meeting of the task force focused on 3 key strategies that could be used to develop a "national blueprint for change."

American College of Rheumatology Honored as Top Atlanta Workplace for Second Consecutive Year

American College of Rheumatology Honored as Top Atlanta Workplace for Second Consecutive Year

The American College of Rheumatology was the only medical association selected as one of Atlanta's top small workplaces.

Leading Medical Organizations Confront the Clinician Burnout Crisis

Leading Medical Organizations Confront the Clinician Burnout Crisis

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Growing demands in healthcare have led to high rates of physician stress and burnout.

Share Your Story: Honoring Women in Medicine

Share Your Story: Honoring Women in Medicine

Do you know a woman in medicine who you would like to honor? Medical Bag is collecting your stories.

Childbearing, Family Leave Policies Examined at Top US Medical Schools

Childbearing, Family Leave Policies Examined at Top US Medical Schools

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Childbearing and family leave policies vary on a school-by-school basis.

Examining the Crisis of Physician Suicides: Then and Now

Examining the Crisis of Physician Suicides: Then and Now

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Since Gerry FitzGerald's suicide 80 years ago, physician suicide has become a staggering public health crisis that's gone largely ignored.

Expert Opinion: Preventing Compassion Fatigue and Physician Burnout

Expert Opinion: Preventing Compassion Fatigue and Physician Burnout

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Compassion fatigue affects workers across the spectrum of helping professions, and is extremely prevalent among physicians.

Social Support and Compulsory Daily Breaks May Improve Physician Wellness

Social Support and Compulsory Daily Breaks May Improve Physician Wellness

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Daily coffee breaks, buddy systems, and organizational awareness of burnout risks may be feasible strategies to improve well-being.

AMA: Resources Developed to Address System-Level Physician Burnout

AMA: Resources Developed to Address System-Level Physician Burnout

The online tools include a team-based care model, enhanced communication, float pools, and wellness metrics.

Experts Recommend 7 Web-Based Tools and Mobile Apps to Reduce Physician Burnout, Stress

Experts Recommend 7 Web-Based Tools and Mobile Apps to Reduce Physician Burnout, Stress

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Researchers recommend 7 online tools and mobile apps to help healthcare professionals reduce stress, burnout, depression and suicidal behaviors.

Women More Likely to Leave Medicine Due to Pay Gap, Burnout

Women More Likely to Leave Medicine Due to Pay Gap, Burnout

Stresses that female physicians face throughout their careers, including the pay gap and burnout, need to be addressed to prevent women from leaving the profession.

Spouses of Female Physicians More Likely to Work Outside of the Home

Spouses of Female Physicians More Likely to Work Outside of the Home

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Spouses of female physicians work more hours outside the home than spouses of male physicians.

Work-Family Conflicts Increase Depressive Symptoms Among Medical Interns

Work-Family Conflicts Increase Depressive Symptoms Among Medical Interns

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The increase of depressive symptoms was greater among women compared with men.

Physician Burnout: Expanding the Scope of Solutions

Physician Burnout: Expanding the Scope of Solutions

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Although there has been growing awareness of physician burnout in recent years, the problem has continued to increase.

Hurricane Irma and Heart Disease: A Killer Match

Hurricane Irma and Heart Disease: A Killer Match

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For patients with cardiovascular disease, the stress of natural disasters can increase the risk of adverse events.

Clinician Job Satisfaction Linked to Remediable Work Conditions

Clinician Job Satisfaction Linked to Remediable Work Conditions

The researchers found that satisfaction was associated with less chaos, more cohesion, better communication, and closer values alignment at work, but not with higher-quality care or fewer medical errors.

Medical License Questions Dissuade Physicians From Seeking Help for Mental Health

Medical License Questions Dissuade Physicians From Seeking Help for Mental Health

Medical licensure application questions regarding mental health conditions present a barrier to physicians seeking help.

Alarm Fatigue: The Balance of Being a Physician and a Father

Alarm Fatigue: The Balance of Being a Physician and a Father

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A physician contemplates the relationship he has with his children and his father.

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