Our recently published Physician & Advanced Practitioner Well Being Solutions Survey found a gap exists in the stress levels of male and female physicians. Simply put, female physicians are significantly more stressed than their male counterparts – a concerning trend considering the Association of American Medical Colleges [...]
Are you attending AMGA Annual Conference or Becker’s Hospital Review 10th Annual Meeting? Or maybe both? If you are attending either conference, then consider meeting with us! Why should you visit us at AMGA or Becker? Healthcare is at a crossroads. According to a new report by the Mayo Clinic, physician burnout and work-life [...]
Teamwork has become crucial in contemporary healthcare and the reasons are multiple. Clinical care is becoming more complex and specialized, forcing medical staffs to attempt complicated health services and quickly learn new methods.
In 2017, we published the results of our fifth Physician & Advanced Practitioner Well Being Solutions Survey. There were several interesting findings, both expected and unexpected—but the key conclusion now taking shape is there’s a significant gap between female and male physicians and their stress levels.
Promoting high-functioning care teams requires best practices like clear communication, conflict management (see our blog post “Communication In Teams—What Research Says About Improving It” for more on these) and a commitment on the part of institutions to support those practices with policy. There are also specific values [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
There’s been a good deal of attention recently on the graying of the medical workforce, but at the other chronological end, millennials (by some influential definitions, adults born after 1982) are also having a major impact on medicine, constituting as they do, anything from a quarter to a half of physicians in certain [...]