Can we be better at helping physicians thrive? I think so. Physicians choose their profession for one main reason. They want to take care of patients. Many barriers prevent our doctors from focusing on caring for their patients. Are we committing malpractice by ignoring the needs of our valued physicians?
I was on my way to Gainesville Friday when the news hit. There was an active shooter at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital with multiple injuries. Oh no, not again. Violence in the healthcare industry occurs roughly four times as often as in other workplace environments. Of course this immediately caught my attention.