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Life beyond Medicine

The Joys and Challenges of Physician Retirement

Physicians retire at all ages—older doctors forsake medical practice when tired of it or when forced to do so by age or illness; younger practitioners leave because of burnout, disillusionment with the medical system, or a desire to engage in new activities. But research and literature about physician retirement is scanty. Given the limited resources available, many physicians who want to retire from medicine remain mired in indecision, wondering how their life might be different if they left medicine. Sharon Romm has written the definitive guide to help health care professionals of all ages prepare for the joys and challenges ahead.

208 pages | 6 x 9

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Paul Wick • Acknowledgments • Introduction • Burnout • Is It Time to Move On? • Emotional Challenges • More Problems • Substance Abuse and Other Addictions • Couples and Retirement • The Importance of Friends • Finding Romance • Staying Connected with Medicine • Finding Activities Outside of Medicine • Retiring Young • Second Thoughts • Summing Up • Bibliography • Index

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