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A Primary Care Problem, Abhinav Gupta Sep 2018

A Primary Care Problem, Abhinav Gupta

Streams of Consciousness

I wrote this poem after an experience during my emergency medicine sub-internship when we found a surprising diagnosis that was thought to be ‘non-emergent’. The experience helped me to realize that even though we may have specific areas of expertise within the medical field, we all share the responsibility to treat patients, particularly those who are underserved or part of vulnerable populations, with compassion.


An Exploration Of The Role Of Religion/Spirituality In The Promotion Of Physicians' Wellbeing In Emergency Medicine, Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, George Fitchett, Katherine Leung, Gregory A. Volturo, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Sybil L. Crawford, Ira S. Ockene, Farr Curlin Feb 2016

An Exploration Of The Role Of Religion/Spirituality In The Promotion Of Physicians' Wellbeing In Emergency Medicine, Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, George Fitchett, Katherine Leung, Gregory A. Volturo, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Sybil L. Crawford, Ira S. Ockene, Farr Curlin

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BACKGROUND: Burnout is highly prevalent among Emergency Medicine (EM) physicians and has significant impact on quality of care and workforce retention. The objective of this study was to determine whether higher religion/spirituality (R/S) is associated with a lower prevalence of burnout among EM physicians (primary outcome). A history of malpractice lawsuits and maladaptive behaviors were the secondary outcomes.

METHODS: This was a cross-sectional, survey-based study conducted among a random sample of physicians from the Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians mailing list. Burnout was measured using a validated 2-item version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory. Maladaptive behaviors (smoking, drinking ...