Stress and General Practitioners

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Kluwer Academic Publishers, Jan 1, 1993 - Medical - 160 pages
Stress is present in all professions; stress-related diseases, such as heart disease, anxiety, depression, and alcohol and drug use, are well documented. Yet surprisingly little has been written about the profession that has often to deal with the end results of stress - doctors.

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Contents

PREFACE
9
Recent changes in the NHS The new GP contract and
16
What is burnout?
25
STRESS AND THE PROFESSION OF MEDICINE
31
Work overload and time pressure
38
Doctors and their families
45
STRESS AND THE PROFESSION OF MEDICINE
53
Suicide in doctors
60
The interview sample
148
Age distribution of GPs
149
Postgraduate qualification of the GPs
150
Practice location of the GPs
151
Significant differences between GPs and normative groups on type A coronaryprone behaviour
152
Significant differences between trainee and principal GPs
153
response to work stressors
154
Dependent variable mental health CrownCrisp experimental index CCEI comparisons of GPs and normative population on CCEI
155

Drug abuse in doctors
61
What do GPs dislike about their job?
75
VARIATIONS BETWEEN GENERAL PRACTITIONERS
93
What can the profession do?
113
The future
129
REFERENCES
131
Questionnaire Forms
141
Significant differences between UK and overseas qualified GPs in response to work stressors
156
Significant differences between rural and urban practice GPs in response to work stressors
157
Significant differences between male and female GPs in response to work stressors
158
Interviews in 1992 after the introduction of the new contract
159
Useful addresses
160
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