Tag: Stress

Resilience for Doctors – Bouncing back

Resilience is the latest buzzword,  especially in context of Mental Health for Doctors (#MH4Docs). But what does it really mean, and why is there such resentment against the term from some groups? Definition of Resilience (English Oxford Dictionary) Noun : The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. In relation to Mental Health (American Psychological Association) : […]

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Fear & Guilt Behind the Stethoscope

Despite the common perception of a white coat, stethoscope, fancy car, and smooth, calm intelligence – today’s doctor is mainly a walking ball of fear and guilt. What’s more he or she has been trained to be this way. As an Asian, the guilt trip was laid on early in life, along with a dash of fear. “If you don’t study, you will fail” … “all that we’ve sacrificed for […]

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