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2nd Edition

Every Doctor
Healthier Doctors = Healthier Patients

  • Available for pre-order on April 21, 2023. Item will ship after May 12, 2023
ISBN 9781032284323
May 12, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
308 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The second edition of this well-received text advocates for a transformational change in the way doctors protect their mental health, look out for their colleagues, co-create a kinder, more humane work culture and lead health system reform. Offering practical strategies and real solutions, based both on medical literature and the wisdom of experienced doctors, the new edition reimagines health care, where every doctor is encouraged and supported to:

  • prioritise psychological wellbeing and physical protection
  • promote healthy workplace cultures, fairness and safety
  • build strong relationships by sharing challenges
  • save lives through medical co-leadership
  • rediscover the joy in medicine

Brimming with poignant and hopeful stories and quotes from a diverse array of doctors from many different specialities and at all career stages, the book is a celebration of the growing global interconnectedness and the changing face of the medical profession. An invaluable support and companion for those in the early years of medicine, Every Doctor is a must-read for all doctors across all specialties and wherever they practise in the world, because exemplary care of patients, peers, profession and self is a lifelong journey.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Every Doctor prioritising psychological and physical protection first

1. Re-writing personal stories of hope

2. Staying mentally strong under pressure

3. Making time for what matters most

4. Reassessing goals in all dimensions of life

5. Rethinking optimism with self compassion

6. Preventing and managing burnout

7. Sleeping well naturally night or day

8. Nurturing loving relationships at home

9. Trusting our own treating doctor

Part 2: Every Doctor promoting healthy workplace cultures, fairness and safety

10. Co-creating kinder cultures and clinical teams

11. Responding to challenging interactions with patients

12. Learning from mistakes, complaints and clinical incidents

13. Calling out conscious and unconscious biases

14. Eliminating discrimination, racism, sexual harassment, and bullying

15. Confronting Narcissistic Personality Disorder

16. Preventing and managing patient initiated violence

Part 3: Every Doctor building strong relationships by sharing challenges

17. Mentoring every junior doctor

18. Preventing and identifying mental injury

19. Reducing mental illness stigma

20. Helping colleagues seek early mental health care

21. Improving every doctors’ mental health literacy

22. Supporting colleagues with mental illness

23. Learning from loss, grief and serious physical illness

Part 4: Every Doctor saving lives through medical co-leadership

24. Making medical organisations work for us

25. Practising leadership values and ethics

26. Advocating through publishing and public speaking

27. Honouring inspirational stories of medical co-leadership

28. In conclusion


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Leanne Rowe General Practitioner and past Deputy Chancellor, Monash University, Australia.

Vihangi Abeygunawandana ICU registrar, Northern Health, Australia.

Michael Kidd General Practitioner and Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Australia.


"Many healthcare professionals view their future, and their patients’ futures, with dismay, feeling theirs is a profession under siege. This book has many fine and practical suggestions for improving one’s life as a clinician. All of these recommendations – and more besides -- come with practical exercises to help clinicians to manage them. For this reason, I would recommend this brief book, not just for every doctor, but also for any health care professional … the kind of caring and active listening encouraged by Rowe and Kidd strengthens the bond between patient and professional and assures the patient the clinician will always be there for them. This book will help clinicians be more resilient and less liable to feel "under seige" - Philip C Hébert MD PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Sunnybrook, Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto.

‘As implicit in the title the book reaches out to every doctor from recent graduates to the experienced –general practitioner and specialist. The message is universal, timeless and challenging.’ - Emeritus Professor John Murtagh, Melbourne, Australia.