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Understanding the Ripple Effect: The Problem of Doctor and Nurse Turnover in Healthcare

July 8, 2024
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“The nation’s health depends on the well-being of our health workforce. Confronting the long-standing drivers of burnout among our health workers must be a top national priority,” Surgeon General Vivek Murthy In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, one persistent challenge continues to cast a shadow over institutions worldwide: the high turnover rates of doctors and…

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Reducing Professional Burnout by Remembering Your True “Why”

March 25, 2024
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“So there are external drivers that tied my hands and made me feel like I have to choose something other than my patient to put first.” – Wendy Dean Amidst the turmoil of crises and challenges, it’s vital to take a moment and realign with our purpose. As Simon Sinek explains, recalling our “why” isn’t…

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Healing the Healers: Addressing Mental Health and Addiction in Healthcare

February 28, 2024
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In the fast-paced and demanding world of healthcare, where caregivers are tasked with tending to the physical and emotional needs of others, it’s easy to overlook the well-being of those on the front lines. Yet, healthcare workers themselves are not immune to the toll of stress, trauma, and the relentless pressures of their profession. In…

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The Unspoken: Why Physicians Often Avoid End-of-Life Conversations

February 12, 2024
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In medicine, where healing and prolonging life are paramount, there exists a reluctance to discuss one of life’s inevitabilities: death. Despite the profound impact end-of-life conversations can have on patient care and quality of life, physicians often hesitate or avoid the topic altogether. This avoidance stems from various factors, including personal discomfort, fear of causing…

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Did You Choose a Good Doctor?

February 18, 2022
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The doctor-patient relationship is important. Ensure your doctor is the right fit by looking for these six important characteristics. By Paul Wynn | Feb. 18, 2022, at 12:39 p.m. This article is based on reporting that features expert sources. Your doctor might have an incredible medical pedigree and be admired by fellow physicians, but is…

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The DO Book Club, Feb. 2022: It’s All in the Delivery and Motherhood, Medicine & Me

February 1, 2022
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One DO details his quest to improve patient communication, and another shares her experiences as a mother and OB-GYN, in this month’s featured reads. Feb. 1, 2022 February 2022 issue Editor’s note: The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of The DO or the AOA.…

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Bugbee-Falk Book Award

August 15, 2021
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Honored and excited that my book has been chosen as one of the recipients of the 2021 Bugbee-Falk Book Award from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). Thank you Daniel Gentry and the great people at AUPHA Quint Studer Chester Elton Joe Tye Mona Sarfaty Thomas (Tom) Dahlborg Dr. Caren Rossow, FACHE…

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Bedside Manners Aren’t Limited to Healthcare Workers

January 11, 2021
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2020 was a challenging year for many, and it’s brought forth the need for several difficult conversations in the workplace. Whether it was having to tell someone he or she had been laid off or telling your boss you didn’t complete that report because you had to help your child with virtual school, one thing has become vital in the workplace: compassion. 

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Doctors working with improv actors to improve communication with patients

December 31, 2020
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Breaking bad news is never easy. And as more health care options move to virtual platforms during the COVID-19 crisis, more health care workers are exploring new ways to better communicate with their patients.

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Fierce Healthcare Takes a Look at Telehealth

December 22, 2020
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Doctor talking to patient via computer

Some doctors are Zooming with improv actors to get better at delivering bad news. Here’s why.

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