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Reading List: Christine Sinsky

Article · May 30, 2017

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We asked NEJM Catalyst Thought Leaders to tell us the books and articles that have been “game-changers” for them — the ones that have really affected the way they think about health care and their jobs. Here’s what they said. See all entries here.

 

From Christine Sinsky

Culture Shock — Patient as Icon, Icon as Patient, NEJM, A. Verghese, December 2008.

From the article: “For the clinician, the bedside is hallowed ground, the place where fellow human beings allow us the privilege of looking at, touching, and listening to their bodies. Our skills and discernment must be worthy of such trust.”

Quality of Patient Care Drives Physician Satisfaction; Doctors Have Concerns About Electronic Health Records, Rand Corporation, M. Friedberg, October 2013.

Factors Affecting Physician Professional Satisfaction and Their Implications for Patient Care, Health Systems, and Health Policy, Rand Corporation, M. Friedberg et al., 2013.

Burnout and Satisfaction with Work-Life Balance Among US Physicians Relative to the General US Population, Arch Intern Medicine, T. Shanafelt et al., October 2012.

From the article: “Despite extensive data about physician burnout, to our knowledge, no national study has evaluated rates of burnout among U.S. physicians, explored differences by specialty, or compared physicians with U.S. workers in other fields.”

A New Approach to Making Your Doctor-Nurse Team More Productive, Family Practice Management, P. Anderson et al., July 2008.

Quantifying the Impact of Health IT Implementations on Clinical Workflow: A New Methodological Perspective, K. Zheng et al., Journal of American Medical Information Association, July 2010.

Contributed by: Christine Sinsky, MD, FACP, Vice President of Professional Satisfaction at the American Medical Association

 

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