07 - Why are doctors in training stressed?

This week we talk at length about doctors in training and the high rates of stress that they experience. We've tried to give an overview of the literature and so it is a grab bag of articles looking at resilience factors, prevalence of distress, emotional coping strategies as well as emerging treatments. We then take a lengthy detour (or perhaps more aptly termed a cul de sac) into a discussion about what doctors and psychologists/psychiatrists wear in our segment 'things we came across'.

Hunter's articles:

Graduate entry medical students : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26498151

 CBT for perfectionism in medical students: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28397103

What not to wear (psychiatry attire): https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs40596-016-0611-2

Amy's articles: 

Potential predictors of distress in medical students: https://www.dovepress.com/potential-predictors-of-psychological-distress-and-well-being-in-medic-peer-reviewed-article-AMEP

(How) do medical students regulate their emotions: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5154027/

Doctor's attire (Korea) : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22445730

Doctor's attire (Hawai'i) : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=slippers+and+a+white+coat


03 - Identity and how it changes in relation to a psychological disorder (schizophrenia, trauma)

03 - On this pod we discuss identity and how it changes when someone develops schizophrenia or when they are traumatised and develops Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. We talk about the ways identity can change and how this can be related to symptoms/outcome. We have a pretty in-depth discussion that should be of interest to anyone who knows someone with schizophrenia or who has been traumatised, or if you have worked with anyone experiencing these problems. We finish up with our segment 'things we came across'. 

The sound levels are a little off in this one - we got a second mic and in the excitement of setting it up we didn't adjust the levels properly. 

Article Links:

Trauma and identity

Schizophrenia and identity

Amputee envy

Espionage and psychopathology

02 - Therapeutic alliance when working with adults and children, dog and cat people, astronauts

Pod 02 - We discuss two articles looking at the therapeutic alliance between client and therapist. Hunter talks about a study with adults and how the alliance impacts on therapy outcomes. Amy talks about the differences/challenges in therapeutic alliance when working with children. We finish up with some interesting articles in 'things we came across'. 

Therapeutic alliance predicts outcome (adults) 

Therapeutic alliance and working with children

Dog and Cat People


01 - OCD and disgust proneness, Cancer patients beliefs about causes of cancer, analysing the Death Star for weaknesses

01 - OCD and disgust proneness, Cancer patients beliefs about causes of cancer, analysing the Death Star for weaknesses

Episode one - Amy talks about a study on Obsessive Compulsive disorder and proneness to feeling disgust; Hunter talks about cancer patients use of alternative cancer treatments and their beliefs about cancer causes. We finish up talking about the Death Star from Star Wars and procedures the Rebels could have used to analyse it's weaknesses.

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