Make the Most of Aging Physicians' Wealth of Knowledge

There have been expressions of concern in many medical quarters over how best to handle physician aging. As practitioners grow older they may experience reduced cognitive and physical capacity. With patient safety rightly paramount for all concerned with healthcare—and given some, admittedly inconclusive, evidence indicating [...]

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How To Make The Most Of Older Physicians' Skills And Experience

A quarter of US physicians are over 65 and about 11 percent of the active medical labor force is between 65 and 75. Accordingly, a lot of attention has been focused on how organizations can make sure aging practitioners are still cognitively and physically able to perform at a level ensuring patient safety and optimal [...]

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Here Are the Biggest Threats to Physician Resilience

"Resilience" is a controversial term among physicians, many of whom feel using the word has become a way to assign blame for the negative psychological results of practice conditions over which no physician has control. (See our blog post Why Most Physicians Hate the Term ‘Resilience.’)

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Why Most Physicians Hate the Term “Resilience”

The word "resilience"—as a compliment or a directive—is not always well-received by physicians. For many, especially when it’s connected with resilience training, it implies:

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The 3 Elements of Burnout—They Might Surprise You

How do you recognize when a physician is experiencing burnout? Given the high demands of contemporary medical practice and the extreme pressures physicians work under, you might think burnout would be most clearly signaled by a blowup—“I can’t take this anymore!”

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“Physician Resilience” Needs to Go Beyond Physicians

Physician Resilience is More Than the Ability to "Bounce Back" Many physicians dislike the term “resilience”—especially when it is seen as something they lack—and something they’re solely responsible for getting. They see themselves as very resilient already. After all, they are used to functioning at a high level under [...]

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Infographic: The Effect of Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions

When a healthcare organization acquires a medical practice or organizations merge, both parties usually have intense hopes and expectations—some of them unrealistic. And the effect can be truly toxic. A successful approach to an M&A means finding ways for leadership and physicians to talk to each other and find solutions to [...]

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Q&A with Mitch Best: How to Address Mental Health in the Workplace

More and more we are hearing about mental health concerns in the workplace. Recently I spoke on a panel hosted by Marsh & McLennan, an insurance broker serving risk prevention and insurance needs, to address these issues. At the event I saw many head nods in the audience as we covered these topics at length. I am sharing this [...]

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10 Ways Your EAP Can Support You as a Parent

Parenting Are you having challenges with parenting? Do you struggle with setting boundaries for your children? Do you have doubts about your abilities to raise a successful child? Here are 10 ways your VITAL WorkLife EAP (Employee Assistance Program) can support you as a parent.

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