Throughout those parts of the country that experience all 4 seasons, spring is a natural time for growth, renewal, and expansion. Gone are the perma-gray days of late winter and the bitter cold that cuts bone deep when trudging in from the car while sporting thin noninsulated scrub pants. The influx of fresh air that accompanies the arrival of warmer weather and the opening of windows brings with it a sense of excitement that serves to reinvigorate the senses.

Naturally, the change in seasons also provides an opportune time to pause and critically evaluate our own clinical practices and processes. Although self-assessment and professional reflection is ideally done on a continual basis, a more introspective “deeper dive” into the ways we choose to practice can be quite fruitful. Such a thorough review would likely include a multifaceted approach, incorporating not...

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