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The reading room includes articles of potential interest to consumers and medical professionals. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of the NC Medical Board, its members and staff.

Increased doctor burnout rates lead to decreased patient safety

Huffington Post
July 26, 2017
Burnout syndrome is an epidemic occurring in the medical community due to growing demands on health care providers and increased personnel shortages. It is a form of chronic stress that leads to health care providers becoming disconnected from their profession and apathetic to their patients’ needs.

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The Open Patient: Healing through sharing

Red Hat Videos
Originally Published on June 28, 2016
What happens when two brain cancer patients decide to take their futures into their own hands? The Open Patient tells the story of two brain cancer patients who, by accessing and sharing their medical data, are turning their crises into a movement

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The benefits of physician volunteering

Medical Economics
July 25, 2017

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At a growing number of schools, sick kids can take a virtual trip to the doctor

July 19, 2017

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As Workouts Intensify, a Harmful Side Effect Grows More Common

The New York Times
July 17, 2017

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Does Empathy and Warmth Make a Physician Seem More Competent?

Scientific America
July 13, 2017

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No More Repetition – Doctors of the Future Will Treat and Innovate

Medical Futurist
July 12, 2017

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More People Are Making Mistakes With Medicines At Home

July 12, 2017

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UV Photos Show the Areas We Miss When Applying Sunscreen

Mental Floss
July 11, 2017

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Can Patients Make Recordings of Medical Encounters?

July 10, 2017

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