If you find yourself growling, scowling or about to explode, try these tactics to improve your mood and (keep your cool).
Catherine Hambley, PhD
It’s easy to be a Negative Nancy, but it’s important for the sake of yourself, your staff and your patients that you focus on the positives to build a better workplace culture.
Here are four strategies that can go a long way towards creating a culture where people feel engaged, empowered, and supported. And the happier your staff, the greater your patient satisfaction.
The drivers of burnout are too numerous and complex for any individual physician to address alone. But there are steps physicians can take to reduce their stress levels and improve their cognitive functioning and well-being.
Computerized records are not going away, so it is imperative to develop strategies to mitigate and cope with the stress EHRs are causing—for physicians and for patients.
As the saying goes, it’s not what you said but how you make them feel. Being more conscientious of your delivery can improve communication with patients, staff, and colleagues.
We need people to maximize their thinking at work, but there are numerous aspects of the workplace that inhibit thinking. Fortunately, brain science can shed some light onto why this occurs.
Be aware that the way you present medical information to your patients has a strong influence on their risk perception and, ultimately, their decisions regarding treatment.
In order to reduce the incidence of clinical errors in judgment, physicians should be aware of cognitive biases and practice strategies to mitigate their impact.
How to recognize—and overcome—the common thought process of overconfidence when it comes to practicing medicine.