Physicians study how to heal patients. But they also need to learn how to grieve their loss.
New research is studying the effects of stress and long hours on physician intern health, and it’s changing their DNA.
The Affordable Care Act required health insurance plans to include behavioral health coverage, and that has benefits for patients, physicians and payers alike.
It’s good to seek professional help and try coping strategies when you’re feeling burned out. But if those don’t work, then it might be time to consider prioritizing yourself and walking away from your job.