Staying human during residency training : how to survive and thrive after medical school /
Allan D. Peterkin.
5th ed.
Toronto, ON : University of Toronto Press, c2012.
xvii, 199 p. ; 23 cm.
1442613645 (pbk.), 9781442613645 (pbk.)
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Toronto, ON : University of Toronto Press, c2012.
1442613645 (pbk.)
9781442613645 (pbk.)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The ultimate survival guide for medical students, interns, residents and fellows, Staying Human during Residency Trainingprovides time-tested advice and the latest information on every aspect of a resident's life ; from choosing a residency program, to coping with stress, enhancing self-care, and protecting personal and professional relationships. Allan D. Peterkin, MD, provides hundreds of tips on how to cope with sleep deprivation, time pressures, and ethical and legal issues. This fifth edition features new, leading-edge information on enhancing personal resilience, planning one's career, pursuing leadership roles, and using new technologies to maximize learning. Presenting practical antidotes to cynicism, careerism, and burnout, Peterkin also offers guidance on fostering more empathic connection with patients and deepening relationships with colleagues, friends, and family. Acknowledged by thousands of doctors across North America as an invaluable resource, Staying Human during Residency Traininghas helped to shape notions of trainee well-being for medical educators worldwide. Informative, compassionate, and professional, this new edition will again show why it is required reading for medical students and new physicians pursuing postgraduate training.
Table of Contents
Foreword to the Fifth Editionp. xiii
Introduction to ihe Fifth Editionp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Body and Soul: The Risks, Challenges, and Opportunities of Residency Trainingp. 3
Anxiety and Depressionp. 6
Substance Abusep. 6
Abuse and Harassmentp. 6
Suicidep. 6
Relationshipsp. 7
Job Satisfactionp. 7
Stressorsp. 7
Other Health Risksp. 7
Key Trends around Residency Stressp. 8
Major Manifestations of Burnoutp. 9
Individual Vulnerabilitiesp. 10
Developmental Issuesp. 11
What Residents Wantp. 12
Elements of Physician Well-Beingp. 14
What about Happiness?p. 15
Preventive Medicine: Choosing a Humane Residencyp. 19
Program Factorsp. 20
Picking a Specialtyp. 21
Considerations in Choosing a Residencyp. 22
The Human Factorp. 24
The Interviewp. 25
Before Signing On: What to Look for in Residency Contractsp. 27
Preparing a Curriculum Vitaep. 28
Navigating the Match: Tips and Resourcesp. 30
Additional Reading and Resourcesp. 31
Physician Heal Thyself: Taking Care of Your Bodyp. 33
Sleepp. 33
Top 10 Cognitive and Neurobehavioral Effects of Fatiguep. 35
Tips for Regular Sleepp. 37
Dietp. 37
Fuel-Efficient Snacksp. 38
Eating Strategiesp. 39
Bad Habitsp. 39
Other Stress Bustersp. 40
Exercisep. 40
Simple Relaxation Exercisesp. 41
Remaining Mindfulp. 42
Protecting Your Physical Healthp. 42
Protecting Yourself from Physical Violencep. 43
Strategies to Ensure Safetyp. 44
Avoiding Viral and Bacterial Infectionsp. 45
Universal Blood and Body-Fluid Precautionsp. 45
Illness during Trainingp. 47
Staying Whole: Maximizing Supports and Finding Balancep. 49
Maximizing Support at Workp. 49
A Good Mentorp. 52
Support Groupsp. 54
Setting Up Your Own Support Groupp. 58
Maximizing a Personal Sense of Controlp. 59
Personal Strategies for Maintaining Balancep. 60
Additional Readingp. 65
Other Resident Wellness Resourcesp. 66
Protecting and Improving Personal and Professional Relationshipsp. 69
Couple Lifep. 69
Avoiding Trouble in Couple Lifep. 71
Parentingp. 73
The Single Residentp. 76
Other Residentsp. 77
Signs of Trouble among Residentsp. 79
Dealing with Team Troublesp. 79
The Impaired Colleaguep. 81
Residents as Teachers: Working with Studentsp. 83
Guide to the Ethical Behavior of Clinical Teachersp. 84
Responsibilities to Studentsp. 84
Nursing and Other Staffp. 85
Attending Physiciansp. 87
Signs of Trouble in Resident-Attending Physician Relationshipp. 87
Dealing with Unprofessional or Disruptive Behaviorp. 88
Patients: How to Be a Mindful, Caring Doctorp. 89
Signs of Trouble in Relationships with Patientsp. 90
Delivering Bad News to Patientsp. 93
Other Tips to Enhance Communication with Your Patientp. 94
Practical Strategies for Practicing a More Narrative-Based Medicinep. 96
Remaining Sensitive and Compassionate about Deathp. 98
Resources for Physician Health and Help with Substance Abusep. 102
Additional Readings and Resourcesp. 102
One Size Does Not Fit All: Unique Concernsp. 104
Womenp. 104
International Medical Graduatesp. 107
Visible Minority Residentsp. 110
Religious Residentsp. 111
Gay and Lesbian Residentsp. 114
Residents with a Disability, Chronic Illness, or Learning Challengep. 116
Additional Resourcesp. 118
Whiz Kids: Teaching, Learning, and Leading with No Timep. 119
Learningp. 119
Basic Learning Stylesp. 119
Continuing Medical Educationp. 120
Exams!p. 122
Test-Taking Tipsp. 123
Teachingp. 124
How to Give an Effective Audiovisual Presentation Using Slides, Overheads, and PowerPointp. 126
Other Tips on Organizing your Presentationp. 127
Becoming a Leaderp. 127
Expanding your Worldviewp. 130
Humanities and Arts-Based Learningp. 131
Additional Resourcesp. 136
Not Just a Job: Professionalism, Ethics Issues, and Legal Considerationsp. 137
Ethics vs Legal Considerationsp. 139
Ethics Issuesp. 140
Legal Considerationsp. 149
Other Resources and Referencesp. 155
Taking Care of Business: Managing Your Financesp. 157
Budgetingp. 157
Education Debtsp. 160
Medical Moonlighting and Its Tax Implicationsp. 161
Other Tax Deductionsp. 163
Insurancep. 163
Obtaining a Loan or Line of Creditp. 166
Help from Other Professionalsp. 167
Post-Residency Helpp. 169
I'm Finally Done: Now What? Thoughts on the End of Residencyp. 171
Options after Residencyp. 173
Summaryp. 179
Other Well-Being Resourcesp. 180
Knowledge Is Power: Helpful Web Resourcesp. 181
Applying for Residency and Tips on the Matchp. 181
Residents' Organizationsp. 183
Wellness Resourcesp. 184
Physician Healthp. 185
Useful Networking Sites for Residentsp. 186
CME Websitesp. 187
Search Tools for Medical Researchp. 188
Useful Medical Websitesp. 188
Databasesp. 189
Medical Journal Internet Addressesp. 190
Medical Literature Websitesp. 190
Online Journal Clubsp. 190
Clinical Practice Guidelinesp. 191
Specialty Board Examsp. 191
Resident Researchers / PhD Studentsp. 191
Legal Resourcesp. 192
Financial and Business Resourcesp. 192
Specialty Associationsp. 193
National Medical Associationsp. 193
International Medical Associationsp. 193
Special Interest Groupsp. 194
Indexp. 195
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