Faculty Health in Academic Medicine

Physicians, Scientists, and the Pressures of Success

Editors: Cole, Thomas, Goodrich, Thelma Jean, Gritz, Ellen R. (Eds.)

  • Ground breaking, first-of-its-kind title on the field of academic faculty health
  • Unique, illuminating perspectives and theories -- from prevention and wellness to diagnosis and treatment issues
  • Comprehensively reviews and explores the responsibilities that academic health centers have to their faculty and that faculties in the health professions have to themselves and each other
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About this book

This ground-breaking new volume is the first of its kind to conceptualize and study the emerging field of faculty health and well-being in academic health science centers across North America. In Faculty Health and Academic Medicine: Physicians, Scientists, and the Pressures of Success, scholars already published in areas related to faculty health, as well as those primed to break new ground, have created a volume that will help define this new and evolving field. Recent years have brought the realization that clinicians and researchers in academic medicine, performing daily under high levels of stress, do so at great cost to their health. Socialized to diagnose and treat disease through biomedical science and technology, physicians often wall themselves off from emotional connection with their patients. Health does not thrive under these layers of pressures, and family and personal relationships are stretched under the need to constantly perform. Faculty Health and Academic Medicine: Physicians, Scientists, and the Pressures of Success draws from medicine, the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts. In addition to surveys, meta-analyses, and interviews, chapter data also calls upon history, literature, religious studies, and film to create a title that serves as a point of departure for understanding academic medicine and for designing new and innovative interventions to enhance faculty health.

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From the reviews:

"Faculty Health in Academic Medicine: Physicians, Scientists, and the Pressures of Success begins by documenting startling levels of burnout in academic medical centers. … psychologists figure prominently in this volume should make it interesting for other psychologists in academic medical centers. … it also suggests the prominent role that psychology can play in helping to improve the quality of care, and the quality of life, for both patients and faculty in America’s academic medical centers." (Scott Temple, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 54 (33), August, 2009)

“Provides useful and instructive clarification of the often bewildering array of variables and factors that impinges on the wellness of faculty. … Readers will find a variety of stimulating ideas about interventions that can be combined and integrated into more comprehensive well programs. …Faculty Health in Academic Medicine provides a useful foundation for a new field of study into faculty wellness.” (Larry D. Gruppen, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 302 (12), September, 2009)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • The Context of Concern for Faculty Health

    Goodrich, Thelma Jean (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Epidemiology

    Boccher-Lattimore, Daria

    Pages 13-28

  • Causes and Treatment of Impairment and Burnout in Physicians: The Epidemic Within

    Boisaubin, Eugene V.

    Pages 29-38

  • Measuring and Maintaining Faculty Health

    Gautam, Mamta

    Pages 39-52

  • The Architecture of Alignment: Leadership and the Psychological Health of Faculty

    McDaniel, Susan H. (et al.)

    Pages 55-71

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-60327-451-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-60327-450-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-61737-897-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Faculty Health in Academic Medicine
Book Subtitle
Physicians, Scientists, and the Pressures of Success
Editors
  • Thomas Cole
  • Thelma Jean Goodrich
  • Ellen R. Gritz
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-60327-451-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60327-451-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60327-450-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-897-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 248
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