According to a new Mayo Clinic report, America’s doctors—especially those in primary care and emergency medicine—are experiencing increased levels of burnout. From lower-quality patient care to physician shortages, the ramifications of physician burnout have been fairly well-documented. But as Janice Lloyd of USA Today reports, we’re entering an era in which this upward trend could be particularly … [Read more...] about Preventing Physician Burnout Through ‘Good Work’?
According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Medical Association (AMA), "85% of primary care physicians and pediatricians say their patients have health concerns caused by unmet social needs" -- but only 20% of physicians feel equipped to address those needs: "This should not be a big surprise. ... Primary care physicians aren't trained to address these issues," said Jane Lowe, … [Read more...] about Beyond the Clinical: Equipping Emerging Physicians to Address the Social Determinants of Health
Remember Ryan Van Ramshorst? This 2009-10 Houston-Galveston Schweitzer Fellow (and his project partner, Erin Bendure) worked to improve and promote literacy in the clinics and emergency center of Ben Taub General Hospital, even bringing the Houston Astros on board. Now, the Baylor College of Medicine graduate and Schweitzer Fellow for Life is performing his residency at the University of Texas … [Read more...] about Schweitzer Fellow Helms August Issue of “Virtual Mentor,” the AMA’s Journal of Medical Ethics