AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 27, Number 2, 2018

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Physician Heal Thyself

Physician Heal Thyself

Kunal Varshneya; Michel Kliot, MD, FAANS; Anand Veeravagu, MD

Physician health and wellness is an often-ignored aspect of healthcare, but with burnout transitioning from a buzzword to a harsh reality, the time has come to take a hard look. Current changes in the field …

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Sabbatical: Is this Burnout’s Enemy?

Sabbatical: Is this Burnout’s Enemy?

Maya Babu, MD, MBA

With more public discussions of wellness and burnout affecting physicians and neurosurgeons are being had, does a sabbatical for a neurosurgeon make sense? A sabbatical is understood as paid leave, typically for one year, to …

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A Rejuvenating Sabbatical

A Rejuvenating Sabbatical

Ann-Christine Duhaime, MD, FAANS

Editor’s Note: Within academics, taking sabbatical is common practice – an opportunity well  into one’s career to gain new skills, explore new avenues, enhance networking and sustain a long and often arduous career. Few in …

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Stress Does Not Always Lead to Burnout

Stress Does Not Always Lead to Burnout

Michelle Hammers

Editor’s Note: There is too much talk about physician burnout. This amazing story, recounts how one military family endured not just the stress of neurosurgery but also an overseas deployment.  Clearly, family support is an …

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Dr. Maroon: Four Questions about Wellness and Burnout

Dr. Maroon: Four Questions about Wellness and Burnout

Michael Y. Oh, MD, FAANS

Joseph C. Maroon, MD, FAANS(L), is clinical professor and vice chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery and Heindl Scholar in Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In addition to being a neurosurgeon, …

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