Tag: clinician health and well-being

Nurse Burnout Has Soared During Pandemic, Survey Shows

Nurses and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), when asked to rate their burnout before the pandemic and 6 months into it, reported levels that in...

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? Practice and Medical School

The National Virtual Medical Orchestra plays “Nessun Dorma” by Giacomo Puccini, sung by Tracey Welborn, registered nurse and tenor. The orchestra performs its Christmas concert...

COVID-Related Harm to HCWs Must be Tracked More Rigorously: NAS

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A panel of scientific experts is urging the nation to do...

Physician Sleep Deprivation Linked to Serious Medical Errors

Sleep deprivation in physicians is linked to serious medical errors that result in patient harm. Even moderate sleep loss raises the risk by 53%, new...

For Nurses Feeling the Strain of the Pandemic, Virus Resurgence Is ‘Paralyzing’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. For Christina Nester, the pandemic lull in Massachusetts lasted about three...

North Dakota Nurses Fight Policy Asking Infected HCWs to Stay on Job

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nurses in North Dakota are pushing back on a new “high-risk”...

Nurses Battling COVID Still Short on PPE, Increasing Stress

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Eleven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the United States...

COVID-19 Taking a Toll on Med Students, Survey Shows

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered medical students’ experience in 2020, and many believe it will affect how they practice medicine long after the pandemic...

Are Oncologists Ready to Confront a Second Wave of COVID-19?

This first article in a series was developed by Medscape’s professional network of US and in-language editions, in which oncologists practicing in those countries share...

National Patient Safety Plan Emphasizes Workforce Well-being

The safety of the healthcare workforce is one of four foundational areas in a new national report on patient safety, highlighting how intertwined the well-being...

Physician Income Drops, Burnout Spikes Globally in Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Responses from physicians in eight countries show profound effects from COVID-19...

Docs Share a Laugh in a Twitter Comedy Free-for-All

There’s something funny happening on Twitter, and doctors are a big part of it. One-liner jokes about medicine have shown up in abundance, with doctors...

AAP Issues Apology for Past Racism

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) today issued a formal apology for past racism and included quotes from board meetings in the 1940s that illustrate...

More US Cardiologists Opting for Larger Practices

US cardiologists are increasingly opting out of solo or small practices, and joining larger practices, according to a new analysis of US data from 2013...

Testing Falling Short, Residents Catch Virus at Party

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

NFL’s Only Physician Player Opts Out of 2020 Season Over COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, MD, the only medical doctor on a current NFL...

Psychiatry Trainees Subjected to High Levels of Abuse From Patients

More than 80% of psychiatric trainees have experienced some kind of verbal, physical, or sexual assault from patients, and approximately one third have been physically...

‘We Are Not NY in April,’ But Docs In New Hot Spots Face Fatigue

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When people in Houston find out that Hilary Fairbrother, MD, works...

Physician Shortage Grows in Latest Projections

Fifteen-year projections for the shortage of primary care and specialty physicians in the United States grew to between 54,000 and 139,000 in the latest annual...

COVID-19 Crisis Exposes Resident Abuse

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Janelle (not her real name) had just wheeled a patient into...

Clinicians Dodge Infection as ‘Dofficer’ Helps With Gear

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. At UW Medicine in Seattle, the center has a “dofficer” who...

How Medical Trainees Can Cope

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 18, 2020 — During my third year of residency, a peer whispered to me that something...

Rapidly Changing PPE Policies Sow Confusion

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. In the Ob/Gyn department at Main Line Health, a suburban Philadelphia...

When Risks Become Very Real

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 14, 2020 — Because I travel so much, I cherish my weekends at home. I...

Surgical Residents Experience Racial, Ethnic or Religious Discrimination Often

(Reuters Health) – Surgical residents commonly experience discrimination if they are members of racial or ethnic minorities, a new U.S. study finds. In the survey...