Physicians and their primary relationships: How to be successful in both personal and professional realms

Physicians and their primary relationships: How to be successful in both personal and professional realms

By Gordon J.D. Cochrane, Ed. D., R. Psych.

Success as a physician requires stamina, highly refined cognitive abilities, and the ability to be emotionally self-protective. Emotional self-protection is unquestionably valuable in a professional context but can make it difficult to experience the easily accessible intimacy central to life-enhancing primary relationships.