Physician burnout is a growing problem in America, with many potential causes. We look at the latest research and how to prevent it.
We investigated why PTSD and suicide are so prevalent among medical professionals and what can be done.
Here are continuing medical education courses that are free and available to every kind of nurse.
How the HITECH act affects current HIPAA regulations and why physicians and hospital administrators need to know about it.
The best way to deal with challenging patient interactions is to try and prevent them in the first place. If it is not possible to avoid a negative interaction, then you should deal with the problematic situation using effective communication, active listening and problem-solving.
Technology can significantly improve health outcomes. For example, it can help with chronic disease management by reminding patients to take their medications at the right time. It can also help patients more easily access their medical charts via their smartphones at anytime.
Millions of physicians around the world have taken a Hippocratic oath to care for the injured and the sick. On any given day, doctors can be found performing life-saving surgeries, curing diseases and helping to heal broken bones.
When asked why they decided to practice medicine, many doctors say “to help people.” Volunteering or working overseas with a humanitarian organization is a great way for medical professionals to offer help the people who need it most.
In March of 2015, American astronaut Scott Kelly embarked on a yearlong expedition to the International Space Station. His mission brought together 10 research teams from around the nation to accomplish one goal: discover what happens to the human body after spending one year in space.
All medical professionals need to continue their education throughout their career in order to provide the highest possible level of patient care, advance one's career, maintain membership in professional organizations and more.