Communication In Care Teams—What Research Says About Improving It

A high-functioning care team is one in which communication among its members is high-functioning. On the other hand, as Michelle O’Daniel and Alan H. Rosenstein, MD point out, “Lack of communication creates situations where medical errors can occur. These errors have the potential to cause severe injury or unexpected patient [...]

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How to Cultivate Healthy Care Teams and Eliminate Risk

With more and more medical care being delivered by teams made up of physicians, nurses and other professionals, intrateam cooperation and communication are becoming as crucial as diagnostic and treatment skills in giving quality care, maximizing the patient experience and saving lives. One study shows more than 70 percent of [...]

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Preventing Heart Disease: Ways to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease

How to manage your heart health is a subject many don’t even put on their radar until something goes wrong. February is Heart Health Month—give your heart a little extra attention this month.

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Are you feeling isolated at work?

“I am not happy in my work,” the young physician announced to me during our first conversation. “I’ve been at this a year, and I still feel uncertain, overwhelmed and it’s simply ‘not enough’ during my clinic days.” She went on to describe what is frequently referred to as the “imposter syndrome” where someone feels they are [...]

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When A Physician Lashes Out Part 2: The Fallout on the Clinical Team

In the first episode of the story, Dr. Cliff D. was overheard directing loud, hard words to two colleagues during surgery. Someone—we’re not sure who—complained to HR director Joelle K., and she interviewed the participants. What emerged was that Dr. D. had ordered nurse Janice L. to remove a retractor, and Janice was [...]

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Insights from the New England Journal of Medicine’s Physician Burnout Collection

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) recently published a collection of articles on the topic of stress and burnout of healthcare professionals called, “Physician Burnout: The Root of the Problem and the Path to Solutions.” I read this collection of essays and summarized my findings below.

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Download the Infographic: Healthcare Organizations & Millennial Physicians: A Juggling Act for Healthcare Leaders

Demographers use different age ranges to define the millennial generation, but the most common seem to include those born between the years of 1984 to 2000; and by this criterion, they’re a huge cohort: 76 million people in 2017, nearly a quarter of the US population.

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What Really Matters to Millennials in Medicine Today

With nearly a quarter of physicians in some specialties under age 39,1 millennials are beginning to make their mark on American medicine. Their age group has experienced criticism, in and out of medicine. The terms “entitled,” “lazy” and “self-absorbed” crop up regularly in journalistic assessments. And the impact of [...]

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How to Use Your EAP: Counseling

Your EAP is there to help you and your family handle whatever comes your way, and one of the main components of your EAP is counseling. Some people may feel timid around the idea of counseling, however there are many benefits and reasons to participate in counseling.

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