Exploring the Pressures of Medical Education From a Mental Health and Wellness Perspective

Exploring the Pressures of Medical Education From a Mental Health and Wellness Perspective

Christina Ramirez Smith (University of the Bahamas, Bahamas)
Release Date: October, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 349
ISBN13: 9781522528111|ISBN10: 1522528113|EISBN13: 9781522528128|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2811-1

Description

Discussions surrounding mental health are becoming more prominent and these conditions are becoming less stigmatized. Studying the effects that mental wellness has on students within the medical field can provide an insider perspective on this critical topic.

Exploring the Pressures of Medical Education From a Mental Health and Wellness Perspective is a critical reference source that examines the mental and emotional problems that arise with students practicing in the medical field. Featuring relevant topics such as student burnout, cognitive learning, graduate education, and curriculum development, this scholarly publication is ideal for medical practitioners, academicians, students, and researchers that are interested in staying apprised of the latest trends and developments relating to mental wellness.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive Learning
  • Curriculum Development
  • Graduate Education
  • Medical Residents
  • Physician Training
  • Student Burnout
  • Student Health
  • Wellness Initiatives

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Christina Ramirez Smith is an Educational Administrator and Professor of Educational and Higher Education Administration, Leadership and Planning. Dr. Ramirez Smith studies higher education with an emphasis upon the preparation of leaders for the global workforce. Her other research interests include the impact of debt on graduate students, organizational development and change, higher education finance and policy, as well as the unique mental health issues experienced by graduate students in addition to medical students. Currently, she is affiliated with The College of The Bahamas where she serves as Special Assistant to the President.