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Cry of the damaged man: a personal journey of recovery by Anthony R MooreWhile driving to work in 1984, Dr Tony Moore, a well-known surgeon and rehabilitation specialist, was hit by a 30 tonne truck, crushing him and his car and changing his life forever. "Cry of the Damaged Man" is his unique story of recovery from a patient's point of view but with a doctor's knowledge and experience.Challenging and intensely personal, "Cry of the Damaged Man" is an illuminating journey of recovery and self-discovery. First published in 1991, "Cry of the Damaged Man" became an instant bestseller.
Doctors' Marriages: a look at the problems and their solutions, 2e by Michael F. MyersResponding to demographic changes among physicians and six years of new experiences since the first edition, Dr. Myers has revamped his well received work. He includes new information on older physicians, gay and lesbian physicians, medical student abuse, economic strain on interns, depression, malpractice, ethical violations, and other stressors which may cause marital difficulties. Therapists seeking to council symptomatic physicians, as well physicians themselves, will find this a humane, readable, and useful book.
Emotional Female: a brilliant young surgeon's journey through ambition and dedication to exploration and burnout by Yumiko KadotaYumiko Kadota was every Asian parent's dream- model student, top of her class in medical school and on track to becoming a surgeon. A self-confessed workaholic, she regularly put 'knife before life', knowing it was all going to be worth it because it would lead to her longed-for career. But if the punishing hours in surgery weren't hard enough, she also faced challenges as a young female surgeon navigating a male-dominated specialty. She was regularly left to carry out complex procedures without senior surgeons' oversight; she was called all sorts of things, from 'emotional' to 'too confident'; and she was expected to work a relentless on-call roster - sometimes seventy hours a week or more - to prove herself. Eventually it was too much and Yumiko quit. Emotional Female is her account of what it was like to train in the Australian public hospital system, and what made her walk away. Yumiko Kadota is a voice for her generation when it comes to burnout and finding the resilience to rebuild after suffering a physical, emotional and existential breakdown. This is a brave, honest and unflinching work from a major new talent.
How to Survive in Medicine: personally and professionally by Jenny Firth-Cozens; Jamie HarrisonFocussing on the causes, symptoms and management of psychological problems experienced by doctors at all stages in their careers, this book considers the difficulties and stressors of medicine as a career, linking to studies that look at what interventions are successful in the workplace and offering various solutions.
Keeping the doctor alive : a self care guidebook for medical practitioners by Danielle Clode, Jennifer Boldero, Royal Australian College of General PractitionersThis guidebook provides medical practitioners with information and resources on strategies for self care as an essential element of their professional life. It aims to encourage medical practitioners to recognise and discuss the challenges facing them, promote self care as an integral and accepted part of the professional life of medical practitioners, and assists medical practitioners to develop useful strategies for self care.
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam KayScribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former junior doctor Adam Kay's This Is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line.
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul KalanithiAt the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.
Women and stress: how to manage stress and take control of your life by Charmaine Saunders, Natalie NEWTONA guide to stress management for women examines the most common and persistent sources of stress, describes treatments that range from traditional to alternative methods, and offers daily affirmations that provide inspiration and release.
Burnout for Experts: Prevention in the Context of Living and Working by Sabine Bährer-Kohler (Editor)Wherever people are working, there is some type of stress--and where there is stress, there is the risk of burnout. It is widespread, the subject of numerous studies in the U.S. and abroad. It is also costly, both to individuals in the form of sick days, lost wages, and emotional exhaustion, and to the workplace in terms of the bottom line. But as we are now beginning to understand, burnout is also preventable. Burnout for Experts brings multifaceted analysis to a multilayered problem, offering comprehensive discussion of contributing factors, classic and less widely perceived markers of burnout, coping strategies, and treatment methods. International perspectives consider phase models of burnout and differentiate between burnout and related physical and mental health conditions. By focusing on specific job and life variables including workplace culture and gender aspects, contributors give professionals ample means for recognizing burnout as well as its warning signs. Chapters on prevention and intervention detail effective programs that can be implemented at the individual and organizational levels. Included in the coverage: · History of burnout: a phenomenon. · Personal and external factors contributing to burnout. · Depression and burnout · Assessment tools and methods. · The role of communication in burnout prevention. · Active coping and other intervention strategies. Skillfully balancing scholarship and accessibility, Burnout for Experts is a go-to resource for health psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and organizational, industrial, and clinical psychologists.
Physician mental health and well-being: research and practice by Kirk J Brower, Michelle B Riba [eds]This book explores the important topic of mental health and related problems among physicians, including trainees. The all-too-common human response of "suffering in silence" and refusing to seek help for professional and personal issues has ramifications for physicians who work in safety-sensitive positions, where clear-headed judgment and proper action can save lives. Problems covered include burnout, disruptive and unprofessional behaviours, impaired performance, traumatic stress, addiction, depression and other mood disorders, and suicide.
Publication Date: 2017
The Resilient Physician : a pocket guide to stress management by John D. Kelly IVWritten by a veteran clinician for medical practitioners of all disciplines and levels of experience, this concise pocket guide presents a frank discussion about facilitating resiliency in the face of the personal and professional challenges of a medical career. Furthermore, it provides proven techniques and suggestions for stress management aimed at the maintenance of a more successful practice and peaceful life. First defining and elucidating the problems of stress plaguing the field, including burnout, substance abuse and suicide, the bulk of the book presents and discusses ways to combat and master the everyday stress of the "medical marriage," such as engaging in mindfulness training, learning to forgive oneself and others, listening to your own body, utilizing time away from medicine, and performing simple acts of kindness and gratitude.
Publication Date: 2017-09-11
Stress in anaesthetists by The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and IrelandStress can be defined as mental, emotional or physical strain or tension and is an integral part of life. Moderate amounts of stress provide the driving
force which enables mankind to function optimally. Undue stress, however, is eventually unsustainable and may in extreme situations result in mental or physical disintegration. It is inevitable that events both in personal and professional life will prove stressful. Learning to cope with these stresses is an important part of development.
ISBN: Stress in anaesthetists
Publication Date: 1997
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