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4 Ways to Prevent Burn out

I just happened to see an old blog-post from The Huffington post, shared on Facebook (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/starla-fitch-md/personal-health_b_5499371.html), about the 4 things doctors don’t do, and I was compelled to write this. I have made no secret of the fact that I was once a very stressed, burnt out surgeon. I even stayed away from surgery for…

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Self-Care for Physicians – Don’t Burn Out!

Physicians in Ontario are going through a very stressful time. The government has unilaterally imposed a ‘contract’ on the physicians, after having negotiated in bad faith, causing many physicians to retire early, many younger physicians to look for jobs outside Ontario, and many clinics to close their doors completely. What is worse, there are those physicians who…

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