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Gratitude: The often-overlooked game changer

 

During particularly difficult or stressful times, expressing gratitude doesn’t always come naturally. When bouts of burnout or depressed moods hit (because sometimes they do!), it may require more of a conscious choice to pivot toward a spirit of thankfulness. But here’s why that choice is worth it: Psychology research from Harvard Health shows expressing gratitude "helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships." Seems pretty significant, right? Let’s take a look at some findings an....

 

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Distinguish yourself through knowledge sharing

 

The world of medicine is constantly changing and evolving, which requires physicians and advanced practice providers to stay up to date and knowledgeable about their practice and specialty. One way to do that - and distinguish yourself from other physicians -  is through researching and writing content for other physicians. Getting started Regardless of whether you want to make a career out of writing medical content or just want some experience, there are a few ways to get started: Social media - Practice creating original content by commenting on articles and peers’ posts an....

 

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Apology laws: Protecting the right to say “I’m sorry”

 

Here’s one case’s background: After taking Tylenol 3 after dental work, a woman went to a Utah emergency room needing treatment due to an allergic reaction. The emergency room physician ordered subcutaneous administration of epinephrine and two other medications to be administered intravenously. The nurse administered all three medications intravenously. The woman cried out in pain, her heart began palpating, and she was transferred to the hospital’s ICU for observation. During the course of her treatment, her physician said, "I’m really sorry. There was kind of a compl....

 

 

Culture check

 

Internist Rebecca S. Lee, M.D., medical director of North Shore Physicians Group in Danvers, Massachusetts, has practiced primary care in her hometown for eight years. "I am kind of born and raised where I practice, which I really love and which is part of our culture," she says. This is not to say that every physician at North Shore Physician Group’s Danvers location also was born and raised in the area. "But it is more of a community feel," she says. Creating organizational culture Reaching that community feel in Lee’s practice didn’t happen overnight or even organically. I....

 

 

The New Generation of Leaders

 

Mark Slidell, MD, is midway through his general surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. He has taken two years off to acquire a master’s degree in public health and focus on surgical outcomes research, then he’ll return for the final three years fo training. He considers the extra education "another arrow to add to my quiver, an additional strength to offer." At 33, Slidell is a Generation Xer; he entered medical school later than most of his fellow residents. When he completes his training, he’ll be an asset to any practice or program. And like....

 

 

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