By nature, the emergency department can be challenging on its providers. With demands for physicians coming from all sides, not to mention long hours, burnout can rear its ugly head quickly. The trickle-down from the exhausted physician to the patient can result in, at the very least, an unhappy patient and, at its worst, compromised care.
Happy Stress Awareness Month! Fort Worth is not only the home of PhysAssist Scribes’ corporate office but also the American Institute of Stress. One of the most common types of stress is workplace stress, or stress that one feels because of his or her job. According to a recent study performed by the institute, 40% of workers reported their job was very or extremely stressful. “Chronic job strain can put both your physical and emotional health at risk,” says Paul J. Rosch, MD, the president of the American Institute of Stress.
Topics: stress management