How to ... read journals

- Scan the journals 

Flick through journals when they arrive and highlight any articles or papers you must read.

- Gather papers

If you do not expect to read the articles immediately, tear out the pages and fasten them together.

- Carry them with you

Keep articles in your bag to read when you have time. It is amazing how much free time there is in the day: waiting for a train, travelling or cancelled appointments.

- Make time to read

Allocate time for reading and ensure it remains a priority for you.

- Talk to colleagues

Debate the issues with colleagues, who may notice things you miss. Express your opinion in letters to the journal.

- Collect important articles

Keep articles you were particularly interested in, or may want to refer to in a separate folder for future reference.

- Be aware

Doctors with burnout are inclined to read less and less.

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