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Psychological distress in medical trainees: A review of the literature


2009 2009

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Abstract (summary)

This paper deals with the effects of psychological distress in medical trainees. Medical trainees, which include medical students, interns and residents, are highly susceptible to psychological distress. I reviewed theoretical and empirical research on psychological burnout, mood and anxiety disorders in medical trainees. First, I explored the available epidemiologic data on this subject, and on the nature of psychological and social distress and psychiatric disturbance in this cohort. Next, I reviewed research findings on the impact of these conditions on career satisfaction, practice performance, and patient care. Finally, I reviewed the data on strategies available to address these difficulties, focusing upon positive outcomes for both medical trainees and the patients they treat.

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Subject
Health education;
Educational psychology;
Clinical psychology
Classification
0350: Health education
0525: Educational psychology
0622: Clinical psychology
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Education; Psychology
Title
Psychological distress in medical trainees: A review of the literature
Author
Singh, Juliet
Number of pages
43
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0198
Source
MAI 48/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109341720
Advisor
Kose, Gary
University/institution
Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
M.Psych.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1468875
ProQuest document ID
304998386
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304998386
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