Thursday, May 08, 2008

Doctors need a better quality of life

---according to this Medscape article. Docs are under too much pressure and that may negatively impact patient care. Not only do we face external pressures, but we bring a lot of it on ourselves. We’ve become an increasingly self-flagellating profession. That’s why it’s refreshing to read this:

Doctors are under too much pressure, experts warn, and this is having a negative affect on patients. Physicians who are overworked, overburdened, and generally stressed out are less available to patients and not as effective. Disregard the basic needs of healthcare professionals and patients are soon neglected too.

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