Feb. 27, 2022

Why boundaries should be part of your 2022 physician goals

"Setting boundaries can look like setting a time limit for patient appointments, availability for email responses, the number of shifts worked this month. You can set boundaries by saying 'no' to low compensation, setting a time limit on conversations...


"Setting boundaries can look like setting a time limit for patient appointments, availability for email responses, the number of shifts worked this month. You can set boundaries by saying 'no' to low compensation, setting a time limit on conversations with friends, setting a limit on our after-hours availability for work-related texts and emails and taking time off as a 'pause' rather than getting to a point where we are so burned out we lose any interest in medicine and leave.

Boundaries help the system keep physicians even though it may be inconvenient in the short term. Boundaries help us design the careers we deserve and the life we want.

What boundaries do you need to preserve the 'masterpiece' in 2022?"

Maryna Mammoliti is a psychiatrist.

She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "Why boundaries should be part of your 2022 physician goals."

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