The Business of O&P - October 2018

Feature

Burnout in the O&P Workplace: Recognizing, Understanding, and Preventing
By Betta Ferrendelli


Numerous surveys and studies have shown that not only is occupational stress the major source of burnout among professional adults, but it has escalated progressively over the last few decades, according to the American Institute of Stress. ...

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Feature

Improving Interprofessional Communication
By John T. Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)


The incidence of medical errors is probably surprising to most people. It is estimated that if accurately accounted for, medical errors would be the third leading cause of death in the United States. Perhaps even more shocking is the extent to...

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Feature

Man Is by Nature a Social Animal: Social Integration Following Lower-limb Amputation
By Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP


Aristotle asserted long ago that "man is by nature a social animal" and that one who does not partake of society is "either a beast or a god." Socialization is an important component of the human experience, an experience that continues even aft...

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Better Business

How to Implement Change in the Workplace as an Employee
By Nina Bondre, CPO


"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." — Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives

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Perspective

Clinicians: Keeping an Eye on What’s Important
By Rebecca Cook, MSOP


Day by day, as clinical specialists, we give our all to meet other's needs, but what happens when we don't meet our own? It's likely that what inspired us to choose a career in O&P might be the very same thing that can keep us going in challen...

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Today's Consumer

Following Explosion, Jorge Hernandez Achieves Miraculous Road to Recovery
By Tara McMeekin


Life knocks us all down from time to time. It's how we choose to get back up that counts. No one epitomizes that sentiment better than 34-year-old Jorge Hernandez.

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Got FAQs?

Billing and Collections Q&A
By Lisa Lake


Billing for O&P devices can be complicated. Count on Got FAQs? to help answer your toughest questions.

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Got FAQs?

Billing and Collections Q&A
By Lisa Lake


Billing for O&P devices can be complicated. Count on Got FAQs? to help answer your toughest questions.

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Viewpoint

Changing Colors
By Andrea Spridgen


By the time you read this, the summer days will have slipped into early fall with leaves changing to many colors. Many of you may have also recently returned from the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association National Assembly, where you had th...

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