June 3, 2020

Pandemic stress, fatigue lead some physicians to reconsider their role

DOs discuss the mental health challenges of practicing medicine in the time of COVID-19, ways to reduce stress, and the pros and cons of transitioning to a nonclinical role.


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June 3, 2020

5 things to know about COVID-19 this week

Human trials for a COVID-19 vaccine begin in Australia, the CDC clarifies its language on transmission, and the WHO halts its trial on hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns.

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Great debate

Does it matter if doctors wear white coats?

Dressing to impress

From germs to patient perception: Here’s what to consider when you’re considering the traditional physician garb. DOs who proudly wear their white coats and those whose coats live in their closets both weigh in. “I’m not opposed to physicians taking off their white coats in the office as they see appropriate, but it still sends a loud message about who we are and what we stand for in medicine,” says Anita Showalter, DO, associate dean at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences.