AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. September 2003, Volume 5, Number 9.

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September 2003 Contents

Physician Well-being and Burnout

Ethics Poll

When you feel stressed out, what do you do? (You may choose more than one answer.)
Bite your nails (or other self-defacing behavior)
Vent to family members or friends
Drink alcohol
Eat comfort food
Call your therapist
Watch television

From the Editor

Yogi and Booboo, or A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to Bally.
Audiey Kao
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Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

An Impaired Physician's Physician
Commentary by Peter Mansky, Claire Wang and Leonard Morse
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The Tale of Dr. Wells: Competent and Irascible
Commentary by Michael Gendel, Noni MacDonald and Vonda Hayes
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Managed Care and Physician Burnout
Commentary by David S. Brody and Pamela Brody
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Journal Discussion

Achieving a Sense of Well-Being: Physicians' Prescriptions for Stress Management
Philip Perry
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Physician Depression and Suicide
Michelle Lim
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Medical Education

Pregnancy and Parenthood in Residency
Timothy Flynn and Lara Bonasera
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Clinical Pearl

Depression and Heart Disease
Audiey Kao
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A Physician's Guide to Balance
Steven Landau
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Law, Policy, and Society

Policy Forum

Before Burnout: How Physicians Can Defuse Stress
Mamta Gautam
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Medicine and Society

The Feminization of Medicine
Shelby Ross
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Suggested Readings and Resources
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Test Questions
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About the Contributors
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