Physician stress — indeed, the stress level for all medical personnel — has reached new heights.
As if it weren’t enough that doctors work in a profession where it’s almost more a question of when they’ll be sued than if they’ll be sued — where COVID, staff shortages and long hours, and patients frustrated over canceled procedures have caused unrelenting fatigue and stress — they now have to worry that an unhappy patient is going to buy a gun, walk into their office, and kill them.
None of us can afford to simply act as if it’s business as usual. The people in the trenches need our help.
Read more on Medscape, article by Winning Focus President Gail Fiore, M.A., M.S.W., B.T.T.I.