Search Tag: Stress

Cardiology Management

New Survey Reports Burnout and Stress Among Cardiologists

2019 04 Jul

Findings from the American College of Cardiology's Professional Life Survey show that approximately 27% of American cardiologists are burned out, and 49.5% are under stress. The survey is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  2313 cardiologists and fellows in training were included in the survey. As per the findings... Read more

ICU Management

How to Deal with Physician Burnout in the ICU

2019 03 Jul

According to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, shortening the length of rotations in the ICU from the traditional 14-day schedule to only seven consecutive days can help mitigate burnout among critical care physicians.  Penn Medicine implemented a pilot initiative across four critical care... Read more

Executive Health Management

Creative Solutions for Staff Retention

2019 02 Jul

Long work hours, changing shifts, lack of sleep, fatigue, job-related stress...these are only some of the challenges NHS staff have to endure in trying to provide the best care for their patients. The results of the latest NHS staff survey of the views of personnel in England, therefore, came as no surprise. Of the 497,000 employees polled, more... Read more

Cardiology Management

Stress related disorders and risk of cardiovascular disease

2019 17 Apr

Most people these days face some form of stress. It might be due to work pressure, loss of a loved one, a life-threatening illness, violence, a natural disaster, etc. More and more evidence now suggests that such adversities can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity, injury, infection, and certain autoimmune diseases.  The largest... Read more

Cardiology Management

#AHA18: Stress doubles the risk of Type 2 diabetes in women

2018 10 Nov

We are all aware that risk factors like obesity, high blood pressure, and an inactive/sedentary lifestyle can cause Type 2 diabetes. However, new research presented today at the American Heart Association Meeting 2018 in Chicago reveals that stress may also play a role in the development of this condition in women. Diabetes is a public health... Read more

Executive Health Management

Healthcare staff too stressed to deal with disasters

2018 06 Mar

New research published in the journal Procedia Engineering further justifies the need for hospitals to focus more on making working conditions less stressful for their staff. Researchers say that high levels of stress and a lack of motivation among healthcare staff could result in hospitals having to shut down in the wake of a major incident such as... Read more

Cardiology Management

INTERHEART study: stress, depression increase heart attack risk

2017 14 Nov

A South African study supports evidence showing that stress, depression and other psychosocial factors can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Significant financial stress, for instance, is associated with a 13-fold higher odds of having a heart attack, according to the INTERHEART study presented at the 18th Annual Congress of the... Read more

Executive Health Management

Nurse burnout: what causes it and how to deal with it

2017 02 Nov

Hospitals and clinics are expected to provide the best possible care for their patients. And nurses, among the most visible members of hospital staff, are always there to assist both patients and physicians with their needs. Often they also serve as the link between patients and doctors, taking responsibility for much of the routine care before and... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart attack patients using inefficient coping methods for stress?

2017 24 Oct

Stress is a leading risk factor for heart disease and hypertension, which can impact a patient's quality of life. To deal with their stress, patients with a history of heart attack tend to use emotion-focused coping strategies such as eating more or drinking alcohol, while patients without a history of heart attack or heart disease often employ problem-focused... Read more