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Understanding Burnout in Your Practice

In last week’s MME we covered: 6 Ways for your Staff to Avoid Healthcare Burnout Today, more about it! Burnout is characterized by emotional exhaustion, cynicism and ineffectiveness in the workplace, and by chronic negative responses to stressful workplace conditions. According to the Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, burnout is having a growing impact on […]

6 Ways for your Staff to Avoid Healthcare Burnout

The stresses and strains of working in private practice in Australia can take its toll on even the strongest personality in your practice whether it be a clinician, admin staff or receptionist. From persistent, sometimes rude and impatient patients to strict AHPRA and other governing body regulations, the healthcare staff in your practice are constantly […]

What You Do Not Want to Say to Your Patients – “It could actually be a lot worse, so count yourself lucky.”

Following on from the last 7 Monday Morning posts we are uncovering the ‘8 things’ you should never say to a patient & this Monday we dig into – “It could actually be a lot worse, so count yourself lucky.” Yes, it may be a lot worse, the patient knows that! They may never run […]

What You Do Not Want to Say to Your Patients – “I have never seen anything like that before…”

Following on from the last 6 Monday Post’s we are uncovering the ‘8 things’ you should never say to a patient & this Monday we dig into – “I have never seen anything like that before…” Any exclamation of shock or statement of not knowing is certainly a ‘no no’ in your practice. A new […]

What You Do Not Want to Say to Your Patients – “We are flat out, so you will just have to wait.”

Following on from the last 5 Monday Morning Email’s we are uncovering the ‘8 things’ you should never say to a patient & this Monday we dig into – “We are flat out, so you will just have to wait.” Whether it’s a busy day because you are short clinical staff or if it is […]

What You Do Not Want to Say to Your Patients – “I fully understand what you are going through.”

Following on from the last 4 posts we are uncovering the ‘8 things’ you should never say to a patient & this Monday we dig into – “I fully understand what you are going through.” This may seem just the right thing to sat to a patient but unless you’ve been in the exact same […]

What You Do Not Want to Say to Your Patients – “I didn’t expect that…”

Following on from the last 3 Monday Morning Email’s we are uncovering the ‘8 things’ you should never say to a patient & this Monday we dig into – “I didn’t expect that.” You always want to keep in mind how psychologically and physically vulnerable patients feel when they visit your clinic. It’s a brand-new […]

What You Do Not Want to Say to Your Patients – “I can’t find your file.”

Following on from the last 2 Monday Morning Email’s we are uncovering the ‘8 things’ you should never say to a patient & this Monday we dig into – “I can’t find your file.” Though being truthful with your patients is imperative, you also want to convey the utmost professionalism and the impression that they […]

What You Do Not Want to Say to Your Patients – “This will not hurt at all, even a little bit.”

In last week’s Monday Morning Email we uncovered the ‘8 things’ you should never say to a patient & over the next 8 Mondays we will dig into each one in a little more depth starting with – “This will not hurt at all, even a little bit.” As a practice owner & clinician you […]

Good Communication & What You Do Not Want to Say to Your Patients

You don’t get to choose your patients for the most part. So, your relationship with them can range anywhere from “match made in heaven” to “your worst nightmare.” Any appointment can be a potentially difficult situation, mainly because when patients come to see you, they’re probably already a little nervous. They may be concerned about […]