How To Handle Physician Burnout In A Colleague

A post on Kevin MD by  Dr. Gail Gazelle gave great advice on how to handle physician burnout in a colleague.  I was surprised by tip #3 which stated, “don’t problem solve or give advice.”  Her top advice was to approach … Read More

Study Reveals Buying Time Increases Happiness

A new study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences determined paying for services that gave customers more time led to increased satisfaction compared to money spent on material items. The study had 4,500 participants pay for various … Read More

Lessons From The Longest Study Ever On Happiness

    Robert Waldinger is the current Director of the Harvard study of adult development, spanning an impressive 75 years.  It tracked 724 men asking about their work, home life, and satisfaction.  The study began in 1938 with sophomores attending … Read More

Physician Burnout

Physician burnout is closely linked with stress, depression, and fear.  Many physicians are hesitant to get help as licenses can be denied due to substance abuse or depression.  There is a culture within the medical profession of pushing yourself to … Read More

Realistic Work Life Balance – Surgeon and Parent

  Nigel Marsh explains that “certain job and career choices are incompatible with being meaningfully engaged on a daily basis with a young family.”  He jokingly states that casual Friday is not going solve this problem and outside entities aren’t … Read More