Sources of distress during medical training and clinical practice: Suggestions for reducing their impact.

@article{Benbassat2011SourcesOD,
  title={Sources of distress during medical training and clinical practice: Suggestions for reducing their impact.},
  author={Jochanan Benbassat and Reuben Baumal and Sandra Chan and Nurit Nirel},
  journal={Medical teacher},
  year={2011},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={486-90}
}
BACKGROUND Medical students and doctors experience several types of professional distress. Their causes ("stressors") are commonly classified as exogenous (adapting to medical school or clinical practice) and endogenous (due to personality traits). Attempts to reduce distress have consisted of providing students with support and counseling, and improving doctors' management of work time and workload. AIM To review the common professional stressors, suggest additional ones, and propose ways to… CONTINUE READING

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