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The Crisis of Physician Suicides: Past and Present

The Crisis of Physician Suicides: Past and Present

This article discusses the issue of physician suicide trends, then and now.

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The Crisis of Physician Suicides: Past and Present

The Crisis of Physician Suicides: Past and Present

This article discusses the issue of physician suicide trends, then and now.

Half of Veterans in Need of Mental Health Care Not Utilizing VA Services

Half of Veterans in Need of Mental Health Care Not Utilizing VA Services

Many veterans are not accessing mental health care within or outside the Veterans Affairs health system.

Frustrations With Prior Authorization: A Thorn in the Side of Clinicians

Frustrations With Prior Authorization: A Thorn in the Side of Clinicians

Prior authorizations and diagnostic imaging continue to be a frustration in the practice of medicine.

American Psychiatric Association Proposes 5 Changes to DSM-5

American Psychiatric Association Proposes 5 Changes to DSM-5

These proposals represent 5 key discrepancies between current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition, coding and language and what the Steering Committee believes the coding and language should be amended to.

Firearms in the Home: What Physicians Need to Tell Patients

Firearms in the Home: What Physicians Need to Tell Patients

Physicians should counsel patients about firearms in their homes, especially when there is the potential for harm.

Expert Interview: Coping With Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

Expert Interview: Coping With Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

"Compassion fatigue" is understood to affect workers across the spectrum of helping professions, and to be extremely prevalent among physicians.

Practitioners Disagree on NHS Recommendation to Ask Patients About Sexual Orientation

Practitioners Disagree on NHS Recommendation to Ask Patients About Sexual Orientation

The NHS recommends that professionals ask their patients about their sexual orientation, although there is disagreement about this recommendation.

Physician Burnout: 7 Recommended Web-Based Tools and Mobile Apps

Physician Burnout: 7 Recommended Web-Based Tools and Mobile Apps

Seven online tools and mobile apps were recommended in order to help healthcare workers reduce stress, burnout, depression, and suicidal behaviors.

Tips to Improve EHR Tasks Without Compromising Patient Encounters

Tips to Improve EHR Tasks Without Compromising Patient Encounters

EHRs can improve healthcare, however research suggests that the burgeoning number of tasks required by the EHR can compromise patient encounters.

Telehealth Technology: Addressing Desirable Social Physician-Patient Goals

Telehealth Technology: Addressing Desirable Social Physician-Patient Goals

More than 60% of healthcare institutions in the US are using electronic communication to exchange patient medical information.

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