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GP Wellbeing

Combatting Burnout in General Practice, 1st Edition

By Adam Staten, Euan Lawson

CRC Press

126 pages

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Description

This is the first book to explore the impact of 'burnout' on the current NHS GP workforce and how this can be addressed, from an insider GP perspective. Adam Staten, recently qualified GP, and Euan Lawson, Fellow of the RCGP with over 20 years experience, discuss in engaging, accessible chapters how burnout manifests psychologically, the complex reasons why GPs burn out and the individual and broader impact this can have.

Most importantly, the book offers practical advice on how to avoid burning out and combat the negative effects of an increasingly high-pressure role, exploring how GPs can develop resilience and work in a way that builds a healthier work-life balance. A section is dedicated to the array of GP job options, with testimonies from practitioners working in diverse areas from education and academia to military and humanitarian settings.

This book explores the challenges of working in general practice today, but it also demonstrates the potential for every GP to experience a personally and professionally satisfying career. Providing practical, workable advice and links to resources for help and support, the book enables readers to find opportunity within the perceived 'crisis'. By reading this book, you will find the means to improve not just your own working life but also to enhance the way you deliver care to your patients.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

1 What is burnout?

2 External pressures

3 Pressures of the job

4 Changing the system

5 Changing the way we work

6 Finding the right career

7 Resilience

8 Interventions for burnout

9 Final thoughts

Coming changes

Reference

Index

Preface

Introduction

1 What is burnout?

2 External pressures

3 Pressures of the job

4 Changing the system

5 Changing the way we work

6 Finding the right career

7 Resilience

8 Interventions for burnout

9 Final thoughts

Coming changes

Reference

Index

About the Authors

Adam Staten qualified from Cambridge University and King’s College School of Medicine (2008), served a short service commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps 2008 -2013, completed St Helier GP Vocational Training Scheme 2013 – 2016, blogger for the British Journal of General Practice and the Huffington Post. Qualifications: MA, MBBS, MRCGP, MRCP, DRCOG, DMCC.

Euan Lawson qualified from the University of Aberdeen (1997), Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, special interest in substance misuse, previous appraisal lead for NHS Cumbria (2006-2014), previously a community clinical teacher at the University of Liverpool (2006 – 2012), currently director of community studies at Lancaster Medical School, deputy editor of the British Journal of General Practice and Editor-in-Chief of the Harm Reduction Journal with extensive experience of medical writing including as a clinical update writer for Substance Misuse Management in General Practice. Qualifications: MBChB, FRCGP, FHEA, DCH

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED002000
MEDICAL / Administration
MED029000
MEDICAL / Family & General Practice
MED045000
MEDICAL / Internal Medicine