- 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.