Physician well-being is a major focus of many physician organizations and is frequently highlighted in popular media.  Some have described the root of the problem as a disconnect between expectation and reality.  This is a helpful framework for situations that result in disappointment.  I recently rented a house on Airbnb. Eagerly anticipating our vacation, I was dismayed to find upon arrival that the house lacked electricity and water.  Camping in ...

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Burnout is a popular topic of discussion among health care professionals, but preventing it often eludes us.  While burnout is common in many professions, it is particularly present in health care.  It is estimated that about half of all physicians in the United States suffer from burnout with numbers rising rapidly.  Burnout is associated with detachment from those around us and feelings of isolation.  Burnout can lead physicians to lose ...

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