You, too can be an IRONDOC, a medical doctor who leads a balanced, productive, and happy life!
Physicians have a dream - of begin the perfect doctor, saving lives, curing illness., stamping out disease. This dream encompasses their private life too, as they strive to be the perfect partner and parent. Physicians try to be all things to all people. In so doing, their personal needs are last, and often lost.
- Why doctors become stressed, and why they can't stop.
- How to identify the early warning signs of stress in medicine.
- How to recognize burnout and know when it's happening to you.
- How to achieve a balanced personal and professional life.
- How to stay in medicine and enjoy it.
The Twenty Training Tips will keep you healthy as you run the IRONDOC marathon of medicine. Try them in interval training. Mix them up for a personalized cross-training experience. This is the race of your life. Stay fit. Stay in the race. --- from the publisher
About the Author:
Mamta Gautam, MD, FRCP(C) is a psychiatrist in private practice in Ottawa, and an Assistant Professor in
the Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa. She is a specialist in Physician Health and Well-being, and is hailed as “The Doctor’s Doctor”. Dr. Gautam is an internationally known expert and speaker. All of her clinical, educational, and administrative work is focused on the promotion of Physician Health. She has created videos, and authored articles and book chapters on this topic. She writes a regular column, Helping Hand, in the Medical Post on Physician Health. She has just released a book Irondoc: Practical Stress Management Tools for Physicians.