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Psychology and Psychotherapy: Research Study

Helping Physicians Help Themselves: Nature Vs. Nurture

  • Open or CloseAlan H Rosenstein*

    Consultant in Physician Behavioral Management, Canada

    *Corresponding author:Alan H Rosenstein, Consultant in Physician Behavioral Management, Canada

Submission: August 28, 2020;Published: November 25, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/PPRS.2020.04.000588

ISSN: 2639-0612
Volume4 Issue3


Working as a physician has always been a stressful occupation. It starts with the competition of getting into medical school, then comes the non-relentless time demands of dedication, study, hazing, and on call fatigue throughout medical training, and then the never ending demands of clinical practice in today’s complex high pressure medical environment. We have all gone through it and the majority of us make it through recognizing the price we had to pay for becoming a physician. It’s always been that way. Then about 20 years ago things began to change. Medicine became a business and dollars seemed to overtrump quality. The Government and private insurance companies introduced contract based “managed” care and implemented a series of utilization controls “telling” physicians what they can and cannot do.

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