Emotional Female - Yumiko Kadota

Emotional Female

By: Yumiko Kadota

Paperback | 29 June 2021 | Edition Number 1

Sorry, the book that you are looking for is not available right now.

We did a search for other books with a similar title, however there were no matches. You can try selecting from a similar category, click on the author's name, or use the search box above to find your book.

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.

About the Author

Yumiko is a medical doctor from Sydney. She resigned from public hospital work after experiencing burnout and now works in medical education and private health. Her story entered mainstream media after she blogged in February 2019 about her experiences as a trainee in the health system, opening with the words: ‘I never thought I would say this, but I broke. I give up. I am done. I am handing back my dream of becoming a surgeon.’ Nowadays she’s rebuilding herself, starting with her health. She blogs on wide range of topics that reflect her various interests; eco-warrior, yogi, book worm.

More in Biographies & True Stories

Ask Jules : Love yourself and live your dream - Jules Robinson

RRP $29.99

$21.25

29%
OFF
Down With the System : A Memoir (Of Sorts) - Serj Tankian

RRP $34.99

$28.50

19%
OFF
You Never Know : A Memoir - Tom Selleck

RRP $35.99

$29.25

19%
OFF
Hana : The audacity to be free - Hana Assafiri

RRP $34.95

$28.35

19%
OFF
Icons of Style: Taylor Swift : The story of a fashion legend - Glenys Johnson
Hazzard and Harrower : The letters - Brigitta Olubas

RRP $39.99

$31.75

21%
OFF
Graft : Motherhood, Family and a Year on the Land - Maggie MacKellar

RRP $24.99

$21.75

13%
OFF
The Light We Carry : Overcoming In Uncertain Times - Michelle Obama
Better Man - Isaac Butterfield

Paperback

RRP $34.99

$34.95

My My! : ABBA Through the Ages - Giles Smith

RRP $34.99

$28.50

19%
OFF
Amphibious Soul : Finding the wild in a tame world - Craig Foster
Tokyo Noir : In and out of Japan's underworld - Jake Adelstein

RRP $36.99

$29.75

20%
OFF
Because I Love Him - Ashlee Donohue

RRP $27.99

$23.75

15%
OFF
Artful Lives : The Cohen Sisters - Penny Olsen

RRP $39.99

$31.75

21%
OFF