1st Edition

Combatting Burnout A Guide for Medical Students and Junior Doctors

Edited By Adam Staten Copyright 2019
    176 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    176 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This timely aid, filled with 'down to earth' advice, provides invaluable guidance on avoiding burnout and on how to combat it should it occur. The book offers innovative ways to change working practices, shares advice on building protective mechanisms into daily working life and explores the diverse array of career options that are available to doctors.

    Key features:

    • The first practical guide to help medical students and junior doctors identify, combat and avoid burnout
    • Recognises and describes the impact that burnout has on the ability of doctors to work safely and of students to study effectively, and the impact burnout has on the wider healthcare system
    • Discusses the factors that affect resilience and how this can be nurtured, and where help can be found for those who feel they are experiencing burnout
    • Enhanced by 'real life' examples throughout

    Addressing the growing body of evidence that highlights burnout as an increasing problem among medical students and junior doctors worldwide, with a lasting impact on those directly affected, on the wider workforce and entire healthcare systems, this book will enable readers to identify and address problems quickly and see how they can build careers that are personally satisfying.

    Introduction. What is Burnout? Pressures of the Job. External Pressures. Medical School Burnout. Changing the Way we Work. Finding a Voice. Finding the Right Career. Researcher. Entrepreneur. Medical Writer. Manager. Military Medic. Overseas Doctor. Resilience. Interventions and Seeking Help. Final Thoughts.


    Adam Staten is a General Practitioner, Milton Keynes, UK with a specialist interest in GP training and medical education.

    I enjoyed this book. The issues it presents are faced by everyone in medicine, and it is comforting to be able to discuss them. Even more comforting are the case studies later in the book; these scenarios are relatable, and the
    solutions/changes are attainable. The book broadened my view on career options. Medical students through senior staff can benefit from this book. 
    Soozan S Abouhassan, MD University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, USA