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Life coaching for doctors

Published:April 25, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2020.04.016
      Medical doctors work very hard, often under difficult circumstances. They are somewhat like race cars, in that both are expected to have high performance as well as reliability. One important difference, though, is that race cars have a team that makes sure they are superbly maintained. Doctors, on the other hand, often have little support, do not do enough for self-maintenance, may be taking in the wrong fuels, and expect to keep going even when they're just about out of gas. Doctors, who care so well for others, are notorious for being deficient in self-care.
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