Learn to treat non cancer pain in the elderly. Managing persistent pain in the elderly can be...painful. On this episode Matt and Paul interview Dr. Marissa Galicia-Castillo, a Professor of Geriatrics from Eastern Virginia Medical School board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Hospice/Palliative Medicine. Are we being too stingy with opioid prescriptions? How do you assess and treat pain in patients with advanced dementia? We’ve got your answers.
Dr. Galicia-Castillo reports no relevant financial disclosures.
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Fifty four percent of physicians report at least one symptom of burnout. On this episode Dr. Philip Kroth an Internist and Chief of Clinical Informatics from the University of New Mexico schools us on how electronic health records (EHR) relate to burnout and tips to promote physician wellness. Miss this episode and you might get burned...out. I refuse to apologize for that pun. Enjoy!
*Check out the article by Shanafelt below to view breakdown of burnout by specialty.
*24/7 access to EHRs is a double-edged sword. You have to protect your own time.
*Turn off email alerts.
*Limit your screen time when off the clock. Kids are only allowed 1 hour per day!
*Take the EHR training and become a MASTER.
*Keep in mind these four domains related to burnout and try to mitigate your risk.
Links from the Show:
1. Article by Shanafelt finding burnout in 54 percent of physicians.
Changes in Burnout and Satisfaction With Work-Life Balance in Physicians and the General US Working Population Between 2011 and 2014 Shanafelt, Tait D. et al. Mayo Clinic Proceedings , Volume 90 , Issue 12 , 1600 - 1613
2. Turnover of primary care doctors cost about $250,000 in 1991!
3. Maslach Burnout Inventory
4. Volkswagen stops sending emails in the evening.