Long story short, our first child is almost 3mo old. I’m having the age old dilemma : feeling guilty about not being home if I stay late at work; feeling delinquent if I leave to go home before all charts are closed. I’m full time clinic primary care with night clinic duties 4 times a month. I close 50-90% of my charts that day but on bad days or hard weeks sometimes my charts stack up 4-5 days and results stack up 48 hours…. and I’m left with a choice:
1) stay late to finish notes on time 2) go home, see kid, sacrifice quality of time/precious sleep and try to finish notes at home on time 3) go home, see kid fully, sleep, finish notes in a slightly delinquent fashion (our clinic does not have a rule about timing and many physicians leave charts open for longer than I do/shittier notes).
I will say : all my orders, diagnoses, and almost always my HPIs are fully completed shortly after leaving the room, so others see this even if my ROS/PE/plan justification is not. Also I am struggling to get 6hrs of interrupted sleep, already work through lunch, don’t spend any time relaxing, and kid sleeps at 8pm so barely spend 2hrs with her each day.
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