Welcome to this week’s edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the Web to help you learn what’s next.
- Is upcoding a patient’s condition unethical? Is it okay to become romantically involved with a patient? In a recent survey, physicians answer a host of questions about the ethics of practicing medicine — Money, Patients, Romance: Physician Ethics 2020 (Medscape)
- “Amusement and pleasant surprises — and the laughter they can trigger — add texture to the fabric of daily life,” writes Janet M. Gibson, PhD, who explores the science underlying how laughing improves our physical and emotional well being — No joke, folks! Laughing is seriously good for your mind and your body (Washington Post)
- Rates of burnout remain high among physicians, and the pandemic has only compounded the problem. One doctor shares how to identify the telltale symptoms of burnout and how to combat them — Overcoming physician burnout in the midst of a global pandemic (Physicians Practice)
- What’s in store for healthcare technology? Experts provide their predictions for the new year — 7 predictions for what lies ahead for health tech in 2021 (FierceHealthcare)
- Rural areas often face a physician shortage, but the pandemic has now made practicing rural medicine more desirable — 5 ways COVID-19 has changed rural recruiting for the better (CompHealth)
Lisa Grabl is president of the locum tenens division of CompHealth, the nation’s largest locum tenens physician staffing company and a leader in permanent and temporary allied healthcare staffing. Lisa has worked in healthcare staffing for more than 20 years.
Last Updated December 18, 2020