Posts Tagged with burnout

by adgrooms on November 8, 2019

What is "joy in work"? Is it showing up to a weekend overnight ER shift jubilantly singing Lionel Ritchie's "All Night Long" as you burst into the hospital? Not really. A career in healthcare is hard stressful work. Joy in work is a purpose that caregivers feel that they need to give the gift of healing and relief to those who are ill or suffering. It is a purpose to help those who are ...

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by adgrooms on October 30, 2019

People talk about the problem of burnout in medicine, coming from different perspectives and using different words. We thought it might be helpful to list the terminologies and associated perspectives/approaches/solutions.

The problem: Various factors in Healthcare cause people to leave medicine, suffer from a higher level of depression, and be at greater risk of ...

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by adgrooms on October 18, 2019

Burnout is a problem in healthcare with many different contributing factors. As we contemplate ways to put an end to burnout, physician scheduling must be considered as part of the solution. Scheduling is a complex and time-consuming task that can be hard to get right in the eyes of everyone on the staff, especially if an organization has a shortage of physicians. This can lead to overworked ...

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by adgrooms on October 9, 2019

A career in healthcare is stressful. It is an inherent part of the job. Physicians must use high level problem solving and human interaction at the same time to provide care for patients in every form of health. Each situation is different and provides a new challenge in diagnosis and treatment. Breaks on the job are few and far between. Shifts are long and days off are sparse. This is ...

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by adgrooms on October 2, 2019

Physicians are often working with maxed out patient schedules that have no room for deviance. Otherwise, there is pressure on them to "get back on track". Take this story for instance:

A provider has a full load of patients for the morning clinic until 11:30 and must go immediately into a full afternoon of procedures starting at noon, with maybe enough time to sneak in a quick snack. But ...

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