What Oregon is Doing about Physician Burnout

What Oregon is Doing about Physician Burnout

Burnout is one of the most significant problems facing physicians today, and one that is rarely talked about. Physician burnout is a long-term stress reaction marked by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a lack of sense of personal accomplishment. It causes...
Death by Dignity Act

Death by Dignity Act

On Oct. 27, 1997, Oregon made history as the first state in the country to pass a Death with Dignity Act, which makes physician-assisted suicide. As the 20th anniversary of that law draws near, a look at the statistics shows that a great many people have used the law...
Mental Health Treatment in Oregon

Mental Health Treatment in Oregon

Oregon is known as a place where advances in the medical field are prominent and ever-evolving. One area that Oregon takes particular pride in is the state’s treatment of those who live with mental health disorders and have committed crimes. The Oregon State Hospital,...
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