Emotional Female by Yumiko Kadota

Emotional Female by Yumiko Kadota

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A passionate account of the toxic culture of bullying and overwork that junior doctors can experience in the workplace as part of their training.

Yumiko Kadota was every Asian parent's dream: model student, top of her class in medical school and on track to becoming a surgeon. A self-confessed workaholic, she regularly put ‘knife before life’, knowing it was all going to be worth it because it would lead to her longed-for career.

But if the punishing hours in surgery weren’t hard enough, she also faced challenges as a young female surgeon navigating a male-dominated specialty. She was regularly left to carry out complex procedures without senior surgeons’ oversight; she was called all sorts of things, from ‘emotional’ to ‘too confident’; and she was expected to work a relentless on-call roster – sometimes seventy hours a week or more – to prove herself.

Eventually it was too much and Yumiko quit.

Emotional Female is her account of what it was like to train in the Australian public hospital system, and what made her walk away.

Yumiko Kadota is a voice for her generation when it comes to burnout and finding the resilience to rebuild after suffering a physical, emotional and existential breakdown. This is a brave, honest and unflinching work from a major new talent.
Article Number:
142031
Author:
Yumiko Kadota
Brand Name:
Penguin Books Australia
ISBN:
9781760894627
Number of Pages:
400
Product Contains:
Trade Paperback
Product Depth:
2.9 cm
Product Height:
23.4 cm
Product Weight:
0.51 kg
Product Width:
15.3 cm
Published:
02/03/2021
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Australia
Release Date:
Tue Mar 02 00:00:00 AEDT 2021
Product details
A passionate account of the toxic culture of bullying and overwork that junior doctors can experience in the workplace as part of their training.

Yumiko Kadota was every Asian parent's dream: model student, top of her class in medical school and on track to becoming a surgeon. A self-confessed workaholic, she regularly put ‘knife before life’, knowing it was all going to be worth it because it would lead to her longed-for career.

But if the punishing hours in surgery weren’t hard enough, she also faced challenges as a young female surgeon navigating a male-dominated specialty. She was regularly left to carry out complex procedures without senior surgeons’ oversight; she was called all sorts of things, from ‘emotional’ to ‘too confident’; and she was expected to work a relentless on-call roster – sometimes seventy hours a week or more – to prove herself.

Eventually it was too much and Yumiko quit.

Emotional Female is her account of what it was like to train in the Australian public hospital system, and what made her walk away.

Yumiko Kadota is a voice for her generation when it comes to burnout and finding the resilience to rebuild after suffering a physical, emotional and existential breakdown. This is a brave, honest and unflinching work from a major new talent.
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Article Number:
142031
Author:
Yumiko Kadota
Brand Name:
Penguin Books Australia
ISBN:
9781760894627
Number of Pages:
400
Product Contains:
Trade Paperback
Product Depth:
2.9 cm
Product Height:
23.4 cm
Product Weight:
0.51 kg
Product Width:
15.3 cm
Published:
02/03/2021
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Australia
Release Date:
Tue Mar 02 00:00:00 AEDT 2021