Resource topic: Society and Culture
Trying To Put A Value on the Doctor-Patient Relationship

The question of what the role of a primary-care physician should be, and how it should be valued, is becoming increasingly important in an age of digitized health...

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Suicided Doctor: Covered Up With a Tarp—and Silence.

The following article advocates for the need to hold medical systems and communities accountable for understanding why physician suicides occur. The author, Pamela...

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“You Can’t Feel Healthier than Your Caregiver” – The Ripple Effect of Trust and Empathy for Patients and Health Care Staff, Cultivated through Cultural Activities

The following article, published in the Journal of Nursing and Care, explores the impact of cultural activities within a health care system, to help prevent...

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This Penn Study Found that Studying Art Can Make for More Attentive Physicians

A study by the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia showed that taking a course with the Philadelphia Museum of Art benefited medical...

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Being a Doctor is Hard. It’s Harder for Woman

The following New York Times article highlights the combination of the unequal distribution of domestic labor and a physically and emotionally demanding profession...

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Unbalanced but Satisfied?

In the following article published in Frontiers in Pediatrics, Asha N. Shenoi examines her experience with "work-home interference" and its contribution to burnout....

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Physicians’ Well-Being and Safety: It’s Not All About Sleep

Published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Rockey's commentary questions, considers, and reflects on resident distress and personal safety with a unique lens provided in...

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Physician Well-Being: A Powerful Way to Improve the Patient Experience

This article by Diane Shannon takes a look at factors that lead to physician burnout and explores how the management thereof affects patients perception of their...

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Physician Well-Being and Quality of Patient Care: an Exploratory Study of the Missing Link

Using qualitative interview data, this article explores physicians' perceptions of their colleagues' awareness of the link between physician wellness and quality of...

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Physician Burnout: “The Call” Derailed?

Published in Southern Medical Journal, this article illustrates how the recent history and culture of medicine is manifested in the high prevalence of burnout. He...

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