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AANS Spotlight – A High-wire Act: Neurosurgery and Work-life Balance

AANSNeuroThe AANS Neurosurgeon is the official socioeconomic publication of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), and features information and analysis for contemporary neurosurgical practice. It focuses on topics related to legislation, workforce issues and practice management as they affect the specialty of neurosurgery. The March 2016 edition of AANS Neurosurgeon explores the theme, “A High-wire Act: Neurosurgery and Work-life Balance,” discussing the importance of balance in both personal and professional areas of life for all neurosurgeons.

The demands of neurosurgery often steal away time many would choose to spend with their families or doing other activities they are passionate about. Prioritization, compartmentalization and ways to “have it all” are discussed in a number of articles throughout this publication. Other articles examine the implications of physician burnout and fatigue and how each impacts quality of care provided and patient safety. Some highlights of the issue:

Elsewhere in the issue, readers examine the possibility can check out additional theme-related articles, as well as interviews with practicing neurosurgeons, book reviews and updates from the Washington, DC, office via its “Washington Watch” column.

In addition to its regularly updated Twitter page, AANS Neurosurgeon also has a Facebook page. Follow both social media accounts to read articles and stay current on the latest neurosurgical news.

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