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AMA News: What Doctors Wish Patients Knew About Decision Fatigue

Nov 23, 2021, 10:58 AM by MSDC Staff
This AMA news story provides advice on how physicians and patients can work together to prevent physicians from feeling overwhelmed by constant decision-making.


On November 19, American Medical Association (AMA) Senior News Writer Sara Berg, MS, wrote an article as part of the AMA's What Doctors Wish Patients Knew™ series. The article is an interview with Lisa MacLean, MD about decision fatigue. Decision fatigue is a state of mental overload that can impede a person's ability to continue making decisions. 

You can read the entire story here.

Some tips to prevent decision fatigue include:

  • Make big decisions in the morning
  • Try to delegate decisions
  • Develop daily routines

Read the entire article for more.