This week’s #10ThingstoKnow on Burnout is by Simon McCormick @DrSimonMc an EM Consultant at Rotherham. Simon spends most of his time teaching as he is in his 2nd spell of ‘burnout sabbatical’ but is slowly working his way back to clinical medicine
There is no specific agreed definition so this can make it difficult to diagnose. It isn’t about having the occasional bad day, or even bad week, at work but instead usually involves a sustained negative change physically, emotionally, behaviourally.
1/ Several provocative papers were published on #burnout last week in @JAMA_current. I have some thoughts on both the papers and the field. I hope these might stimulate further informed discussion. I will take part in that to the extent time permits, but I do have a day job. 😀
I have tweeted persistently for 24 hours regarding physician wellness & the concept of “resilience“ because I can no longer passively accept responsibility in any form for systemic healthcare inadequacies. Docs, keep advocating. Fix the system, fix doctors. @CMA_Docs@CMPAmembers
Don't get me wrong... as long as I know my work still matters, I'm ok with doing the basic, repetitive work that I'm overqualified for but that needs to happen to keep the team going. It's a part of every job, right?
The difference is when I'm told that my time is best spent doing that drudge work rather than doing the work that I love & care deeply about. The message that sends me is that the work that I care about the most is essentially worthless & is doing nothing to further the company.
What are the primary revenue sources of a hospital? Wouldn’t more wRVU demand from the same doctor (in a “physician service cost deflationary environment) increase providers’ #burnout rate and/or decrease the quality of patient care?
This is my commentary on #twitter#movements. Before I go I want to preface this with a statement: I love humans. We're amazing creative & powerful beings. I'm fascinated by human behaviour and the hidden motivations underlying our basic need to belong. 1/
I've observed some movements taking off on Twitter. Some for #MedEd, raising awareness, knowledge sharing, inspiration and sharing failings, wounds & triumphs. Generally they support creative expression in 280 characters. Awesome! 2/
As these movements gain momentum, more people want to join in b/c #belonging. I'm seeing a disturbing trend of sharing experiences of patients/clients to promote how deep & human they are. Some are purely intended, some not. 3/
allez, c’est parti pour la suite du #Zuckhearing devant le congrès. pour le style, on verse toujours dans la fanfic live report différé, en français.
nouveau thread pour l’occasion, histoire que vous n’ayez pas 400 tweets à dérouler. (je pense notamment à ceux qui ont des apps de merde android.) vous pouvez retrouver la première partie de l’histoire, devant le sénat, ici :
j’ai 4.1k mots et 24.5k signes à publier : comptez donc une grosse centaine de tweets (ça paraît beaucoup, mais en vrai c’est un peu moins que ce que poste @Pipomantis en une journée ー je dis pas ça à l’arrache je l’avais mesuré avec l’api twitter back in 2013.)
Over the past 2 days, hundreds of doctors have shared heartbreaking accounts of how #gunviolence is a #publichealth issue. These are the stories of #docs4gunsense ... May their words make a difference.