First Do No Harm

First Do No Harm

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First Do No Harm provides medical practitioners with information and resources on strategies for self care as an essential element of their professional life. It aims to encourage medical practitioners to recognize and discuss the challenges facing them, promote self care as an integral and accepted part of the professional life of medical practitioners, and assists medical practitioners to develop useful strategies for self care.
Rowe and Kidd explore the too often ignored issue of physician self-care and highlight the dangers of ignoring this problem. It is a timely examination of the troubles doctors the world over face regarding their work-life balance and receiving mental health care.
With their extensive medical and professional experience, the authors have created a legacy to be shared with doctors worldwide, at all stages of their careers. In responding to the new challenges of 21st-century medicine and the medical workforce shortage, they advocate for a new meaning of the doctors' ancient creed.
They propose eight essential principles towards being a resilient doctor:

- Make home a sanctuary
- Value strong relationships
- Have an annual preventive health assessment
- Control stress, not people
- Recognize conflict as a opportunity
- Manage bullying and violence assertively
- Make our medical organizations work for us
- Create a legacy
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Product details

  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 55 x 82 x 5mm | 249.48g
  • McGraw-Hill Medical
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0070276978
  • 9780070276970
  • 185,056

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First Do No Harm reframes the traditional doctors' rule, demonstrating that it should apply not only to the patients, but also to doctors themselves. With their extensive medical, professional and academic experience, Leanne Rowe and Michael Kidd have created a legacy to be shared with medical students, junior doctors and experienced medical practitioners across all medical specialties.
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Table of contents

1. A new meaning for 'First, Do No Harm' in the 21st Century
2. Creating a legacy
3. Being a doctor
4. Our relationship with ourselves
5. Our relationship with our own doctor
6. Our relationship with our family and friends
7. Our relationship with our colleagues
8. Our relationship with our patients
9. Our relationship with our physical environment
10. Our relationship with our medical organisations
11. How to deal with a personal crisis
12. Eight principles for resilient doctors
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About Leanne Rowe

Leanne Rowe is an Adjunct Associate and Deputy Chancellor of Monash University. She is a rural GP and former Chairman of the Royal Australian College of GPs.

Michael Kidd is the Head of the Department of General Practice at the University of Sydney. He is a Sydney GP and past President of the Royal Australian College of GPs.
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