Burnout, Kid Cancer, and Unconditional Love

I went to a breakfast seminar on physician burnout this morning. If you are not a part of the medical world or are otherwise foreign to the idea of physician burnout, suffice it to say that it is a descriptor for a syndrome of cynicism, lost enthusiasm for work, and lost sense of accomplishment that this year affects more than half of American physicians. I’ve been to a few of these burnout seminars in recent months – partly because I would like to harvest some “pearls” from elder physicians on how to avoid this disease of the modern doctor, and partly because this series of breakfasts...

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