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Welcome to this session of grand rounds, a collection of posts I have discovered in the blogosphere and have found of interest and hope you do too.
This offering of Grand Rounds looks at articles from around the web that deal with physician well-being.
Last month was International Day Of Happiness.
I think being happy is what we should all strive for.
Happiness trumps net worth, income, and material possessions.
Too often we equate happiness with how much money we have but that is completely misguided.
Some of the happiest, most grateful beings on Earth have little to their name.
Conversely some of the wealthiest people on the planet are not happy at all.
Celebrity suicides are a perfect example that being rich and famous does not equate to being happy.
What about us docs?
Are we truly happy?
Look For Zebras broaches this subject in, “Physician satisfaction and happiness, and how these aren’t the same as burnout.”
A physician is often a highly regarded individual.
It is a calling that draws people interested in helping others.
But what if you are potentially endangering the people closest to you?
Strange concept but it is playing out across many physician households as we speak.
Crispy Doc touches on this in, “Being A Physician Makes You A Liability To Your Family.”
This blog has multiple posts about physician burnout.
In the midst of feeling burnout there comes a point where you are contemplating whether or not you should leave medicine altogether.
Before you take that drastic step and hang up that stethoscope for good it is best to carefully analyze the pros and cons of quitting medicine.
White Coat Investor addresses this in, “Before You Decide to Leave Medicine, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions.”
Say you decide to leave clinical medicine because of burnout, there are still options available that allow you to utilize your medical degree in a hopefully less stressful occupation.
Life Of A Med Student shares some options in, “Burned Out or Burned Up? What’s Next for you as a Physician?”
One of the greatest enemies for physicians is cancer.
Cancer robbed me of my father when he passed away at age 50.
Cancer is one of the dreaded diagnoses we have to discuss with our patients.
But in a surprising turn of events, one physician actually has cancer to thank for because it helped her turn around her life.
Financial Success MD shares this inspiring story in, “Breast Cancer Saved Me From Burnout.”
Hope you enjoyed the reading material.
Have a great rest of the week.
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