10 rules for frontline doctor sanity

These are tumultuous times for practising physicians.

The healthcare landscape is changing at a breathtaking pace and less and less of our time is spent doing what we were actually trained to do: taking care of patients.

I absolutely love the patient care part of my job, do everything possible to always remember why I went to medical school in the first place, and maintain focus on the aspects of my work which bring me the most personal satisfaction.

Here are my 10 rules for frontline physician sanity:

1. Clearly separate clinical from bureaucratic work
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