First Do No Self Harm: Understanding and Promoting Physician Stress Resilience by Charles FigleyFirst Do No Self Harm: Understanding and Promoting Physician Stress Resilience by Charles Figley

First Do No Self Harm: Understanding and Promoting Physician Stress Resilience

byCharles Figley, Peter Huggard, Charlotte Rees

Hardcover | August 21, 2013

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Keeping doctors happy and productive requires a thorough understanding of the systemic causes and consequences of physician stress, as well as the role of resilience in maintaining a healthy mental state. The pressure of making life-or-death decisions along with those associated with theday-to-day challenges of doctoring can lead to poor patient care and communication, patient dissatisfaction, absenteeism, reductions in productivity, job dissatisfaction, and lowered retention.This edited volume will provide a comprehensive tool for understanding and promoting physician stress resilience. Specifically, the book has six interrelated objectives that, collectively, would advance the evidence-based understanding of (1) the extent to which physicians experience and suffer fromwork-related stress; (2) the various manifestations, syndromes, and reaction patterns directly caused by work-related stress; (3) the degree to which physicians are resilient in that they are successful or not successful in coping with these stressors; (4) the theories and direct evidence thataccount for the resilience; (5) the programs during and following medical school which help to promote resilience; and (6) the agenda for future theory, research, and intervention efforts for the next generation of physicians.
Charles Figley is The Paul Henry Kurzweg, MD Distinguished Chair and Professor in Disaster Mental Health at Tulane University and Graduate School of Social Work Professor and Associate Dean for Research, New Orleans, Louisiana. Peter Huggard is Senior Lecturer and Academic Advisor in the Department of General Practice and Primary Healt...
Title:First Do No Self Harm: Understanding and Promoting Physician Stress ResilienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:August 21, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195383265

ISBN - 13:9780195383263

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Table of Contents

Section One Introduction to the Stress of Being a Medical Student1. Distributed emotional intelligence: A resource to help medical students learn in stressful settings2. First clinical attachments: informal learning and stressors in the clinical environment3. Between two worlds: medical students narrating identity tensions4. Laughter for coping: medical students' narrating professionalism dilemmas5. Bringing complexity thinking to curriculum development: Implications for faculty and medical student stress and resilienceSection Two Introduction to the Stress of Being A Physician6. Maintaining a balance: doctors caring for people who are dying and their families7. Physician Stress: Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Traumatization8. The Medico-Legal Environment, and How Medico-Legal Matters Impact on the Doctor: Research Findings from an Australian Study9. How Doctors Become Patients10. The Impaired Physician11. Healthy Docs = Healthy Patients: arguably the most important reason to care about physician healthSection 3 Introduction to Management of Physician Stress12. Overcopers: Medical Doctor Vulnerability to Compassion Fatigue13. Stress and Coping Generational and Gender Similarities and Differences14. Treatment and Prevention Work: Center for Practitioner Renewal15. Promoting resilience and posttraumatic growth in physicians16. Ethical Decisions: Stress and Distress in MedicineSection 4 Introduction to Personal Reflections17. Surgery18. The gifts of palliative care: sometimes awkward always wholesome19. Pediatrics: If Only it was Just the Kids20. Psychiatrists in Distress: When Work Becomes A Problem21. Medical Students and Residents22. Family Medicine: I will never fly in a helicopter again23. Anesthesiology: Personal Reflections24. Emergency Medicine25. Conclusions