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Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 14: Clinician Burnout

Listen in on conversations with leading clinicians across the country that cover all the things they don’t teach you in residency in our new podcast Beyond Clinical Medicine. The topic of physician burnout and suicide is of vital importance to the clinical community today. Physicians are often thought of as superhuman, but sadly, they are...

5 Ways for Physicians to Combat Stress with LiveWell WorkLife

According to Psychology Today, stress is a feeling people have when they are overloaded and struggling to cope with the demands of a threat. A number of things can cause stress: A death, divorce, difficult relationships with a partner or co-worker, money troubles, the list goes on. Our LiveWell WorkLife services identify five things you might be...

What Is Burnout? How Can Clinicians Help Prevent It?

By Dr. James Horst, DO, FACN, TeamHealth National Medical Director of Behavioral Health and Post-Acute Care Burnout is not technically a clinical term but one that is used to describe a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion that renders a person close to being disabled. Someone experiencing burnout may feel like they are unglued,...

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 12: Clinical Burnout

Listen in on conversations with leading clinicians across the country that cover all the things they don’t teach you in residency in our new podcast Beyond Clinical Medicine. This #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast shares useful tips and techniques for recognizing and addressing clinical burnout and achieving a healthier work-life balance. Dr. Zafar Shamoon, Chief of Emergency Services at...

My Struggle with Burnout & the 4 Questions that Help Me Stay on Track

By Heather S. Owen, MD, FACEP, TeamHealth Chief Safety & Quality Officer, EMC of TeamHealth Past President, Texas College of Emergency Medicine Hello, September—it’s that time again! While many may immediately think of “back to school,” I’m actually referring to National Suicide Prevention Month, which is recognized during the month of September. Many of us...

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 10: Consequences of Clinician Burnout

Listen in on conversations with leading clinicians across the country that cover all the things they don’t teach you in residency in our new podcast Beyond Clinical Medicine. This #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast addresses the very real issue of clinician burnout and suicide with a physician who has personal experience dealing with its tragic consequences. Dr. Kip...

How LiveWell WorkLife Services Can Help During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Each year, more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). In an effort to increase awareness of this issue and help destigmatize mental health conditions and suicidal thoughts, TeamHealth provides useful tips for managing stress and defining warning signs and action...

Recognizing National Stress Awareness Month at TeamHealth

By Dr. Richard Juman, PsyD, TeamHealth National Director of Psychological Services Your palms are sweaty and you can feel your pulse pounding in your veins. You’re trying to focus on the all-important task at hand, but at the same time your mind is sending competing thoughts your way, and you curse yourself for being in...

ACEP Wellness Week: The Seven Spokes of the Wellness Wheel

Created by ACEP, the Emergency Medicine Wellness Week™ reminds emergency physicians and their colleagues to take time to self-renew despite working the long and difficult hours they do. The wellness wheel offers a holistic way of considering wellness. We can think of wellness as a wheel with separate spokes. Each spoke is critical for the...

TeamHealth Helps Clinicians Find Balance and Support

According to Medscape’s 2018 national physician burnout report, 42 percent of physicians surveyed report feeling burned out in their current position. Burnout is defined by feelings of exhaustion, neglect and a lack of control. As a part of TeamHealth’s commitment to physical and mental well-being, we invest in programs to help lessen and aid in clinician burnout incidents....

Clinician Burnout Podcast

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and the topic of physician burnout and suicide is vitally important to the clinical community today. In this podcast, Dr. Rob Strauss, TeamHealth Vice President of Program Development, discusses clinician burnout with Dr. Robby Frantz, President of the TeamHealth West Group. Dr. Frantz shares his own personal experience with...

It’s National Mental Health Month

By Dr. James Horst, DO, FACN, National Medical Director of Behavioral Health and Post-Acute Care, TeamHealth Are you hotheaded, irritated and generally affected by the myriad of annoyances that pop up on a daily basis? Has it been this way for a while? Are your relationships starting to falter? Is your work life starting to...

ACEP Wellness Week: Physician Burnout and Finding Support

Physician burnout is a very real issue facing the healthcare industry, and one we wanted to address during ACEP Wellness Week. In Medscape’s Physician Lifestyle Report, 46 percent of practicing physicians in the United States reported feeling some level of burnout at work – including loss of enthusiasm for work, feelings of cynicism and a low...

Physician Burnout: TeamHealth Helps Physicians Find Support

All too often physicians feel they need to be the ones to take care of others without seeking proper care for themselves. Physician burnout is a very real issue facing the healthcare industry. In Medscape’s Physician Lifestyle Report, 46 percent of practicing physicians in the United States reported feeling some level of burnout at work –...