It’s not enough to offer meditation and teach yoga. Institutions need systemic changes to protect the well-being of trainees, argues a researcher who has studied thousands of residents.
Nearly 70 percent of non-VA hospitals require influenza vaccination or mask use during flu season by all who care for patients, compared with 4 percent of VA hospitals.
The medical community widely recognizes the stresses physicians face. Now it is time to take measurable steps toward changing the profession.