Are you Getting What You Need as a Caregiver?

“Family members, friends, and neighbors devote countless hours to providing care to their relatives or loved ones. During National Family Caregivers Month, we recognize and thank the humble heroes who do so much to keep our families and communities strong.” 

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Traits of a Strong Medical Leader—How to Make the Transition

Good medical and management skills are needed to align the needs and demands of both hospitals and physicians. Both hospitals and physicians possess effective skills and strengths. However, the potential conflict between the two can lead to dangerous polarization.  

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Why Your EAP Should Not Be An Afterthought

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) In the current era of business, many organizations are trying to find ways to do more with less. Individual departments are asked to find ways to cut costs and increase profitability to protect an organization from feeling the impacts of future economic volatility. When the formula for [...]

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Inclusion and Diversity, Technology Themes at EAPA 2018

The 2018 EAPA National Conference was held in Minneapolis and brought together employee assistance professionals in varying roles. As a new professional in the Employee Assistance (EA) world, this conference provided me the opportunity to learn information about the emerging dynamics of the profession from colleagues around [...]

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5 Themes from ICPH to Help Support Physician Health

The International Conference on Physician Health (ICPH) was held in Toronto from Oct 10-13 and addressed many issues leading to stress and burnout. There were over 500 registered attendees from 16 counties and every panel, workshop and presentation was standing room only! This level of interest, energy and participation was a [...]

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How to Diffuse a Workplace Bully

Workplace Bullying We have all heard stories about workplace bullying, and many have experienced some type of bullying in their lifetime. In a 2017 study from the Workplace Bullying Institute, 60.3 million workers have been affected by bullying.

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How to Build Cohesive, High Performing Care Teams

For healthcare organizations, delivering care is about more than having great physicians, providers and clinicians and enabling them to diagnose and treat the right conditions. It’s also about having every clinician aligned and contributing to a common, organizational vision and working together as a cohesive team to do the [...]

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VITAL WorkLife Growing with Two Additional Clinical Leads

New Clinical Leads I am I am very excited to introduce two new Clinical Leads, Gary Barnes and Stephanie Sherman, who are joining our Physician Intervention team! Our Physician Intervention program supports physicians who are struggling with performance and/or disruptive behaviors, so they can regain their well being. As [...]

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Challenges of Slowing Down and How to Avoid the Pitfalls

When physicians face the prospect of reducing their practice hours or challenges in heading toward retirement, they usually find themselves dealing with a profound crisis of identity.

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Cognitive Testing of Physicians: Making the Best of the Controversy

In the face of research showing the medical profession is rapidly aging (see our blog post "Projections on the Graying of the Physician Labor Force" for more details), there have been a number of initiatives to establish regular testing of physicians’ mental and physical fitness as they age—to make certain their cognitive [...]

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