First Do No Self Harm : Understanding and Promoting Physician Stress Resilience Hardback
Keeping doctors happy and productive requires a thorough understanding of the systemic causes and consequences of physician stress, as well as the role of resilience in maintaining a healthy mental state.
The pressure of making life-or-death decisions along with those associated with the day-to-day challenges of doctoring can lead to poor patient care and communication, patient dissatisfaction, absenteeism, reductions in productivity, job dissatisfaction, and loweredretention. This edited volume will provide a comprehensive tool for understanding and promoting physician stress resilience.
Specifically, the book has six interrelated objectives that, collectively, would advance the evidence-based understanding of (1) the extent to which physicians experience and suffer from work-related stress; (2) the various manifestations, syndromes, and reaction patterns directly caused by work-related stress; (3) the degree to which physicians are resilient in that they aresuccessful or not successful in coping with these stressors; (4) the theories and direct evidence that account for the resilience; (5) the programs during and following medical school which help to promote resilience; and (6) the agenda for future theory, research, and intervention efforts for the nextgeneration of physicians.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 396 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
- Publication Date: 17/08/2013
- Category: Social work
- ISBN: 9780195383263