Physicians have a dream — of being the perfect doctor, saving lives, curing illness, stomping 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. This book will help you discover:
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.
Jean Gray, MD writes in the Federation of Medical Women of Canada Newsletter: "Dr. Gautam writes a delightful, lucid, jargon-free handbook on the various stressors in the lives of physicians..." Read the entire review.
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.