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Staying Human During the Foundation Programme and Beyond
How to thrive after medical school

ISBN 9781315116716
Published August 23, 2017 by CRC Press
246 Pages

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Book Description

The ultimate enrichment and survival guide for Foundation Programme doctors, Staying Human During the Foundation Programme and Beyond provides time-tested advice and the latest information on every aspect of a junior doctor's life – from clinical transitions, to coping with stress, enhancing self-care and protecting personal and professional relationships. Already acknowledged in its original Canadian edition as an invaluable resource by thousands of doctors working across North America, this UK adaptation – with a host of new material and features – offers evidence-based practical advice to junior doctors on how to cope with a wide-range of challenges including working in teams, sleep deprivation, time pressures and ethical issues, while at the same time maintaining a high level of patient care and safety. The authors also address subjects such as sexuality, equality and social justice.


Table of Contents

Patient care and safety are primary: but what about young doctors’ welfare? Body and soul part 1: recognizing the symptoms of stress. Body and soul part 2: how to treat stress. Physician, heal thyself: taking care of your body. Maintaining professional relationships with colleagues. Maintaining professional relationships with patients. Protecting and strengthening personal relationships. One size does not fit all: unique concerns. Whiz kids and learning curves: keeping on track with learning, teaching and leadership. Coda. References.

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Allan Peterkin MD is Full Professor at the University of Toronto (Mount Sinai Hospital), an experienced Psychiatrist with qualifications in Family Medicine, a medical educator and passionate advocate of the medical/ health humanities.

Alan Bleakley DPhil is Emeritus Professor of Medical Education and Medical Humanities at the University of Plymouth Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry, and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators; he was educated as a zoologist, psychologist and psychotherapist.