A trend of shuttering hospital departments and firing physicians to save money is dangerous and short-sighted.
Rebekah Bernard MD
Lectures don’t work to motivate patients because the use of guilt and threats are horrible motivators. The same goes for doctors.
Physicians are willing and able to care for the underserved, the needy, and the vulnerable, but are being replaced by lesser trained providers to save money.
The last thing Steven Maron, MD, expected when he was called into his administrator's office was to be fired.
Perils of Replacing Physicians with Non-Physician Providers, Part 2
Unfortunately, the focus on increasing nursing scope of practice has led to several dangerous consequences. The first adverse effect of increased NP production is a decline in bedside nurses, one of the most critical components of our healthcare system.
The practice of medicine in our current healthcare system is making physicians sick, with levels of burnout and mental strain increasing across every specialty.
Studies show that most women physicians—52% in one study and 75% in another—have been sexually harassed at some point in their career by patients.
Lady doctors, if you’ve taken Beyonce’s advice to heart and “put a ring on it,” then I have another message for you: Get a prenup.
The statistics are clear: Physicians are burned out, miserable and trying to get out of the clinical practice of medicine, and women physicians are leading the pack at twice the level of burnout as their male colleagues.