Faculty Health in Academic Medicine

Physicians, Scientists, and the Pressures of Success

  • Thomas R. Cole
  • Thelma Jean Goodrich
  • Ellen R. Gritz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Thelma Jean Goodrich, Thomas R. Cole, Ellen R. Gritz
      Pages 3-9
  3. Examination of Faculty Health

    1. Daria Boccher-Lattimore
      Pages 13-28
    2. Mamta Gautam
      Pages 39-52
  4. Personal and Social Dimensions

  5. Perspectives from the Humanities and Interpretive Social Science

    1. R. Kevin Grigsby
      Pages 115-126
    2. Craig Irvine
      Pages 127-146
    3. Henry W. Strobel
      Pages 157-164
  6. Supports and Interventions

    1. Ellen R. Gritz, Janis Apted, Walter Baile, Kathleen Sazama, Georgia Thomas
      Pages 167-182
    2. Debra K. Litzelman, Penelope R. Williamson, Anthony L. Suchman, Stephen P. Bogdewic, Ann H. Cottingham, Richard M. Frankel et al.
      Pages 183-204
    3. Anu Rao, Patricia A. Parker, Walter F. Baile
      Pages 205-222
  7. Conclusion

    1. Thelma Jean Goodrich, Thomas R. Cole, Ellen R. Gritz
      Pages 235-237
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 239-247

About this book


This ground-breaking new volume is the first of its kind to conceptualize and study the emerging field of faculty health and well-being in academic health science centers across North America. In Faculty Health and Academic Medicine: Physicians, Scientists, and the Pressures of Success, scholars already published in areas related to faculty health, as well as those primed to break new ground, have created a volume that will help define this new and evolving field. Recent years have brought the realization that clinicians and researchers in academic medicine, performing daily under high levels of stress, do so at great cost to their health. Socialized to diagnose and treat disease through biomedical science and technology, physicians often wall themselves off from emotional connection with their patients. Health does not thrive under these layers of pressures, and family and personal relationships are stretched under the need to constantly perform. Faculty Health and Academic Medicine: Physicians, Scientists, and the Pressures of Success draws from medicine, the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts. In addition to surveys, meta-analyses, and interviews, chapter data also calls upon history, literature, religious studies, and film to create a title that serves as a point of departure for understanding academic medicine and for designing new and innovative interventions to enhance faculty health.


Academic Medicine Administrative Responsibilities Burnout Faculty Health Health Professions Institution Medical Education Nation Wellness diagnosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas R. Cole
    • 1
  • Thelma Jean Goodrich
    • 2
  • Ellen R. Gritz
    • 2
  1. 1.McGovern Center for Health, Humanities, and the Human SpiritUniversity of Texas-Houston Medical SchoolHouston
  2. 2.Department of Behavioral ScienceThe University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHouston

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60327-450-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60327-451-7
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