Can I have a drink when the day is over?

There’s nothing wrong with one or two drinks after work. Or is there?

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Download the Infographic: 5 Warning Signs of Disruptive Behavior

More than 95% of healthcare executives claim to witness disruptive physician behavior on a daily basis1, resulting in increased turnover rates and lost productivity.

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Relationships are the key to happiness

In medical school, the goal is to survive. To push through. You make it through residency, get your first “real job” and then everything will be great. Right?

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Smart Tips to help You Stay Healthy for the Holidays

When some people think of the holidays, they are overwhelmed by unpleasant thoughts of large family gatherings, travel, excessive shopping, financial worries and endless “to do” lists. Not to mention the added temptations of comfort foods, sweet treats and holiday drinks. With all this added stress it’s no wonder people turn [...]

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Appropriate, Inappropriate and Disruptive Behavior by Physicians: Some Official Definitions

When it comes to the behavior of physicians, the lines between what’s appropriate, what’s merely inappropriate and what is genuinely disruptive are not always easy to draw. Here’s how the Model Medical Staff Code of Conduct, developed by the Organized Medical Staff Section (OMSS) of the American Medical Association, explains [...]

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What Does a “Prevention Plan” for Disruptive Behavior Look Like?

Discussing the need to deal with disruptive behavior on the part of physicians, one of the most prominent researchers in the field, H. Alan Rosenstein, MD, writes: "The greatest potential for success in the intervention process is to intervene before a disruptive event actually occurs. Once an event occurs the damage is [...]

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How Big a Problem Is Disruptive Behavior by Physicians, and What Can Be Done?

When a physician engages in disruptive behavior, defined by the AMA as “verbal or nonverbal conduct that harms or intimidates others to the extent that quality of care or patient safety could be compromised,” the ripple effect of the behavior can be extreme and the results quite dire, according to studies.1

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VITAL WorkLife makes donation to prevent suicide — #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday! Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Today, in honor of [...]

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5 Tips to Improve Your Connection with Nature

In Western cultures, over 80% of our time is spent inside, according to the New York Post. As someone who lives in the Midwest, it’s with good reason we spend much of our time inside when the windchill is -40 degrees outside; but what’s our excuse the rest of the year? For nearly all of human existence, we’ve spent most of [...]

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How To Successfully Manage the Obstacles of a Disruptive Physician

When Physicians Lash Out Medicine is a high-pressure environment. It’s also an ongoing-learning environment where more experienced physicians are expected to show younger colleagues best practices and share their expertise with colleagues in allied fields, like nursing. Sometimes the high-stakes, high-speed, life-or-death [...]

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