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Published: 05 September 2013

396 Pages


ISBN: 9780195383263

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First Do No Self Harm

Understanding and Promoting Physician Stress Resilience

Charles Figley, Peter Huggard, and Charlotte Rees

  • Essays by physicians from a wide variety of specialties who discuss their personal struggles and triumphs associated with patient care
  • Focusing on best practices for physician education to improve their resilience to work-related stressors by expanding their repertoire of coping
  • A new, comprehensive model for understanding and guiding help for those affected by compassion fatigue by improving their work satisfaction and other strategies
  • A discussion of the ethical requirements of self-care among physicians starting in medical school
  • Institutional responsibilities for the medical and mental health of those who work in the House of Medicine extend to required screening for work-related stress injuries, accommodations for those who are affected and require attention and release time

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