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First Do No Self HarmUnderstanding and Promoting Physician Stress Resilience$
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Charles Figley, Peter Huggard, and Charlotte Rees

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780195383263

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383263.001.0001

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Treatment and Prevention Work

Treatment and Prevention Work

Center for Practitioner Renewal

(p.247) 14 Treatment and Prevention Work
First Do No Self Harm

David Kuhl

Douglas Cave

Hilary Pearson

Paul Whitehead

Oxford University Press

It is never easy to teach about renewal without experiencing it. This chapter is written with the intention of it actually being used and helping others. Our areas of expertise are associated with the House of Medicine and the focus in this chapter is on those who work there, not those who are patients. First we share a scenario about patient-provider interaction to provide a context for our work. Next we discuss the context of the work of the House, the extraordinary evidence of distress, and the irony of emotional disconnection. We pose four fundamental questions that guide the rest of the chapter. Later, when explaining the Centre for Practitioner Renewal, we discuss three major questions that guide what we do. In the last section we describe the common tools and methods used with individuals and groups with great success.

Keywords:   House of Medicine, physician stress, emotional disconnection, Centre for Practitioner Renewal, self-care, interventions, mindfulness and meditation

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