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First Do No Harm reframes the traditional doctors' rule, demonstrating that it should apply not only to patients, but also to doctors themselves. With their extensive medical, professional and academic experience, Leanne Rowe and Michael Kidd have created a legacy to be shared with medical students, junior doctors and experienced medical practitioners across all medical specialties. `In this book, the new meaning of the creed `first do no harm is not only about protecting our patients, it is also about protecting the wellbeing of our colleagues, our families, our environment and ourselves. Leanne Rowe and Michael Kidd Leanne Rowe is a general practitioner and runs a medical practice for medical practitioners in Melbourne, Australia. A past Chairman of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, she is currently Deputy Chancellor of Monash University and serves on the boards of Beyond Blue and Medibank Private. She worked for many years as a rural doctor and has been awarded the Rose Hunt Medal from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the ?Best Individual Contribution to Health Care in Australia? award from the Australian Medical Association, for her services to medicine. Michael Kidd is a general practitioner and the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. He was Professor of General Practice at The University of Sydney from 1995-2009 and President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners from 2002-2006. He is chair of the Australian Government?s Ministerial Advisory Committee on Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections, a member of the board of the World Organization of Family Doctors (Wonca), an adviser to the World Health Organization on primary care and mental health and chair of Doctors for the Environment Australia. Contents: 1. A new meaning for 'First, Do No Harm' in the 21st Century 2. Creating a legacy 3. Being a doctor 4. Our relationship with ourselves 5. Our relationship with our own doctor 6. Our relationship with our family and friends 7. Our relationship with our colleagues 8. Our relationship with our patients 9. Our relationship with our physical environment 10. Our relationship with our medical organisations 11. How to deal with a personal crisis 12. Eight principles for resilient doctors