1st Edition

Understanding Stress in Doctors’ Families

By Usha R. Rout Copyright 2000

    This title was first published in 2000:  The first book to examine stress in doctors’ families in the United Kingdom, this book outlines the results of both qualitative and quantitative research data and a thorough literature review of stress in the medical profession. It has been organised in five chapters beginning with medical students, junior doctors and consultants’ stress. Chapter two focuses on specific problems experienced by general practitioners. The content of the third chapter outlines the experiences of women doctors and their family lives. In chapter four overseas doctors, their spouses and their children talk about their experiences which are characterised by cultural diversities. Chapter five focuses on the experiences of non-doctor spouses and children’s point of view. The final chapter reviews issues raised by the doctors, their spouses and their children. Approaches to the problems of different groups are suggested and some individual and organisational stress management strategies are outlined. This book is aimed at medical students, hospital doctors and their spouses, general practitioners and their spouses, other health care professionals and students in medicine, social sciences and allied health professions. It will also be of value to counsellors helping doctors and their families suffering from emotional problems.

    Contents: Stress and the medical profession; Stress in general practitioners; Stress in women doctors; Overseas doctors and families; Doctors’ spouses and children; Managing stress; References.


    Rout, Usha R.

    ’...not only a welcome introduction to readers new to this area, but also a useful source of insight and information to those readers familiar with this area.’ Medical Sociology News