Work Stress: The Making of a Modern Epidemic

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 30 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1307
  1. Michael Fitzpatrick, general practitioner (
  1. Hackney, London

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    David Wainwright, Michael Calnan

    Open University Press, £17.99, pp 240 ISBN 0 335 20707 3

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    A general practitioner interviewed by the authors of this book confesses: “I think they [GPs] are a very over-complaining lot. And I made a decision some weeks ago to not read Pulse, GP or Medeconomics. Every week [they] go on about all the hours that GPs put in, how stressed they are. They complain all the time, so I think, why read them? They make you feel unhappy, so the only magazine that …

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