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Combatting Burnout

A Guide for Medical Students and Junior Doctors, 1st Edition

Edited by Adam Staten

CRC Press

160 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

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.

About the Editor

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Internal Medicine
MEDICAL / Surgery / General