Can a mindfulness app prevent doctor burnout?

Many doctors live with significant anxiety, and the COVID-19 pandemic boosts the risk for burnout. A new mindfulness app may help.

Brown University
April 1, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: featured health-and-medicine anxiety apps covid-19 jobs mindfulness nurses physicians

This method extends life of critical N95 face masks

Hospitals facing the COVID-19 pandemic are in desperate need of N95 face masks are desperately needed as .

Sarah Avery-Duke
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 hospitals nurses physicians

Patients and doctors seem open to telemedicine

New research finds that both physicians and patients in the UK are open to telemedicine. It's a timely finding as efforts to manage COVID-19 lead to more social distancing.

Peter Thorley-Warwick
March 25, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine communication covid-19 internet physicians telemedicine

PCOS doesn’t just affect fertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) "...affects women in a number of ways throughout their life course. It is not just about ovaries."

Peter Thorley-Warwick
March 12, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine depression diabetes fertility hormones menstrual-period physicians

Doctor ratings take a nosedive when patients have to wait

Doctor ratings go down after long delays in the waiting room. "Waiting to see the doctor is not like waiting in line for a fun ride at Disney World."

Sarah Avery-Duke
Feb. 25, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine communication physicians time

Nurse and doctor burnout demands ‘bold’ fixes

A new report offers recommendations for the best ways to address the widespread problem of burnout among doctors, nurses, and other health care workers.

Johns Hopkins University
Dec. 27, 2019 | futurity

~1 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine fatigue jobs nurses physicians stress

Political events take an emotional toll on young doctors

Political events in the last few years have affected young doctors' moods as much as some of their most stressful training, new research finds.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan
Dec. 26, 2019 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: society-and-culture emotions journalism physicians politics stress

Doctors give electronic health records an ‘F’

Electronic health records take doctors' time away from patients—and contribute to higher rates of professional burnout, a new study shows.

Fred Mamoun-Yale
Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine communication electronic-health-records patients physicians stress

Teaching doctors about domestic violence benefits patients

Training physicians to counsel people experiencing domestic violence improves confidence and reduces depression, research finds.

Holly Watkins-U. Melbourne
Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity

~2 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine abuse physicians primary-care-physicians

Assessment improves cancer care of older adults

When doctors appreciate the concerns of older adults with cancer, such as function and forgetfulness, both care and patient satisfaction get a boost.

Leslie Orr-Rochester
Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer chemotherapy communication physicians seniors

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