Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Doctors ignoring fatigue

The work of a physician is extremely demanding both mentally and physically. So rest is crucial for our best performance benefit.  But during our rigorous training we sacrifice sleepless nights despite fatigue for the apparent benefit of our training but it's now obvious that this practice may be harmful to our clinical performance.   Current residents in training have benefited from restricted work hours but this has yet to be adopted for attendings in practice. So until then we must make it a point to take breaks throughout the work day, get at least 7 hours of sleep, and go to the spa when we can!  Food for thought. Check out the article below.


Monday, October 25, 2010

Again heal yourself first when you're sick!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

When the Doc's not in the house!

     Every physician is entitled to call in sick when we're ill, which happens from time to time! Each of you may have different criteria.  For me if I'm febrile with a temp over 100.4 and feeling like crap that's a sign that I need to stay home to heal myself, and prevent spreading any bugs to my patients and co workers! Others may even stay home if they're burnout and need a mental health day which is very understandable for our well being and for our patient's good!  See the NY Times article below by Dr. P. Chen on when the doctor still comes in to work when he/she should be at home:


Monday, October 11, 2010

Drs and health professionals deserve a massage yay it's Spa week!!

Get your spa on this week with $50 specials! A regular spa treat is well deserved in the line of work that we do! I indulge in spa massages a few times a year and hope YOU do too! Check out: