Archives / 2021 / May
  • Is stress from your job getting in the way of your happiness?

    Tags: anticipate joy, work stress, counseling

    By Anticipate Joy

    Responses to the “Medscape Family Medicine Physician Lifestyle, Happiness and Burnout Report 2021” indicate that in a study of more than 12,000 physicians from more than 29 specialties, family physicians are in the middle of the pack in rankings by specialty regarding happiness outside of work.

    As guest speakers at TAFP's C. Frank Webber Lectureship, our co-founders Dr. Evans and Dr. Tetterton were delighted to meet many of you face to face. They shared the importance of family physicians taking care of their mental health. This has become increasingly important because researchers have consistently shown a trend of surging rates of physician burnout. It may not come as a surprise that the COVID pandemic has drained the medical profession; nearly half (47%) of family physicians in the Medscape survey reported experiencing severe burnout. In fact, an alarming 1 in 10 physicians is considering leaving medicine as a result.

  • AAFP praises new report that recommends increased investment in and access to high-quality primary care

    By AAFP Public Relations

    On May 4, 2021, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a new report, “Implementing High-Quality Primary Care,” that details the importance of having high-quality primary care in America and the positive difference it would make for individuals, communities and the entire country. AAFP was one of the sponsors of the study.

    Building on the foundation set forth in the Institute of Medicine’s 1996 report, “Primary Care: America’s Health in a New Era,” NASEM’s report is the result of nearly 18 months of research and work to examine the role that primary care should play in the U.S. health care system.