I'll Get That Checked Out Soon In busy professional lives, and in an area where burnout is a hot-button item, our lack of self-care can lead to health care practitioners not really practicing what they preach. The consequences can be fatal.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoSeptember 10, 2019Topics: / / Keywords: / /
When Art Talks: Expressions of Clinician Well-Being This exhibition, organized by the National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, showcases art created by clinicians, students, patients and loved ones, and represents their views clinician burnout and well-being.
Contributor: Jennifer ChangFebruary 2, 2019Topics: / / / Keywords: /
NPR When Doctors Struggle with Suicide, their profession often fails them (3 min) Doctors commit suicide at twice the rate of the general population. Significant stigma surrounds the issue of mental health care for mental health professionals, but something has to change; the cost of their deaths is far far too high.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoJanuary 29, 2019Topics: / / / Keywords: /
Washington-Post Suicide in Veterinarians has become a growing problem Vets, like other medical professionals, enter the field because of their compassion for treating the lives of animals. That same drive and spirit of competition can also lead to compassion fatigue, burnout and depression. Their proximity with death - the regular task of euthanasia of animals - also sets up them to have access to tools for suicide. It's a growing crisis.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoJanuary 29, 2019Topics: / / / / / / Keywords: / /
A Gene for Alcohol Dependence? (2 min) Scientists may have narrowed down on a gene that seems to allow some people to metabolize alcohol more quickly, which may lead to a higher likelihood of dependence. What does this mean for how we manage this condition going forward?
Contributor: Francesca CiminoNovember 28, 2018Topics: / / Keywords: / / /
jama-icon The Art of Constructive worrying Aiming for perfection generates a toxic by-product: we avoid admitting mistakes. Working toward a different culture is probably the answer.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoJune 15, 2018Topics: / / / Keywords: / /
medium_logo_detail The first time I hated a patient a raw reflection on internal and external conflict in medicine
Contributor: Francesca CiminoApril 2, 2018Topics: / / / / / / Keywords: / /
jama-icon Intervention to Promote Physician Well-being, Job Satisfaction, and Professionalism: A Randomized Clinical Trial This small RCT supports the value of facilitated small group curriculum in improving meaning at work and reducing depersonalization.
Contributor: Jennifer ChangMarch 1, 2018Topics: / / /
emrap-icon Suicide Risk in Physicians This 26-minute podcast explores the burden of medical trainee/physician suicide and discusses barriers physician face in seeking help.
Contributor: Jennifer ChangMarch 1, 2018Topics: / /