Amaravathi, M (2017) Stress Coping Strategies adopted by Doctors: A Review. Stress Management Professional An International Journal, 5 (1). pp. 27-35.

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The objective of this paper is to present a review of
the stress coping strategies adopted by doctors, as reported in the existing empirical studies and to suggest practical and effective stress management strategies such as Medical Humanities, Yoga and training in Emotional Intelligence to doctors to manage stress. Doctors face challenges in the form of high intensity of demands, time pressure, insufficient resources, competition, non-co-operative colleagues and supporting staff, medico-legal threats,
unreasonable expectations of patients, emotional patients, poor remuneration compared to their efforts, need for continuous professional development, afterhours, on-callduty schedules, hostile work environment, ineffective work relationships and work-life imbalances. One such important issue is “Stress”. Extensive researches have been conducted
world-over to assess the prevalence of stress among
doctors, identify the levels of stress experienced by
them, the stressors that cause stress, the job satisfaction of doctors about their perceived stress, etc. Studies suggest that stress is very much prevalent among the medical students right from the first year of their medical education and continues after that throughout their careers. However, very limited literature is available on the stress coping strategies adopted by doctors. Hence, the documentation of the available literature on stress coping strategies adopted by doctors currently and the suggestions for practical strategies that can be adopted in future as
given in this paper may help doctors in managing stress and ensuring their physical and emotional wellbeing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: stress, doctors, coping strategies, medical humanities, yoga
Divisions: PSG College of Arts and Science > Department of Management Sciences
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Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2021 10:54
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 10:54

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