The Unseen Health Challenges Faced by Physicians

While stigma surrounding mental health is improving, its association with health care practitioners is relatively unknown to the public. Today, many health care providers deal with burnout, anxiety, depression, and job-dissatisfaction. In some cases, this leads to substance abuse and, in severe cases, suicide. The specialties that have the highest rates of burnout and anxiety […]

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Physician Burnout in the U.S.

New research from the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst reports that physician burnout is a problem in 83 percent of healthcare organizations. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality defines physician burnout as “a long-term stress reaction marked by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a lack of a sense of personal accomplishment. Such burnout is increasing at an alarming […]

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The Role of Self-Compassion: Physician Mental Health

Physician Mental Health As more conversations on mental health and ending its stigma engage our world, it is important to discuss mental health in the community of healthcare providers as well. Self-compassion and the balance between detachment and empathy are two practices that have recently been touted as essential for a physician’s well-being. Self-Compassion Depression, […]

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Physician Social Media Engagement in 2018

What Got Physicians Talking in 2018

At the end of 2018, the American Medical Association compiled a list of the most popular topics on social media for physicians and patients. Check out what was liked, loved and shared the most between physicians of the United States: 1. Physician Burnout An AMA Facebook post highlighted a survey detailing the prevalence of physician burnout […]

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