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Well Aware: Feel the Burn

Burnout. It’s a hot topic in medicine in general, and EM specifically. It seems that every single month one journal or another brings mention of burnout. Even the internists are worried about us: a JAMA Internal Medicine Study found that emergency physicians are the most burned out specialty in medicine, with 65% self-reporting burnout. Let’s

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Well Aware: Taking Worry Home

“Don’t worry.” It’s one of the most common refrains in our house, spoken in my general direction. Because I worry about a lot of things. Many of these worries are low-level, background noise. They’ve been kicked into overdrive with recent life changes, and this has prompted a reflection on the ways in which our jobs

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Well Aware: Shifting Around

Welcome to wellness! That sounds appropriately optimistic,  but a bit misleading, given that wellness is certainly not a destination to be reached and luxuriated in. Achieving good physical and mental health is a constant process, and almost ironically, it can be quite a struggle to maintain a balance between the rather unique pressures of our