There’s nothing wrong with one or two drinks after work. Or is there? As I write about substance abuse concerns for us physicians, I could have easily started with worst-case scenarios, or cautionary tales. Some of the risks of alcohol use have been known for decades, if not centuries. But what about moderate use? When does [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Developing physician leaders is recognized as an important measure for the success of healthcare organizations. For example, strong physician representation in leadership has been linked with quality patient care and patient satisfaction.[i]
Peer Support Group Key for Medical Practitioners Sometimes a peer is the only one who can understand the unique world of healthcare. In a time where they are busier than ever with adapting to changes and increased administrative tasks, informal time to chat with one another seems to be disappearing. One avenue to ensure a [...]