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Issue Details: First known date: 2021... 2021 Emotional Female
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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.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2021 .
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      Extent: 400p.
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      • Published: 2 March 2021

      ISBN: 9781760894627

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Books Roundup Dropbear, Emotional Female, Friends & Dark Shapes, Monsters Ellen Cregan , Ferdous Bahar , Naima Ibrahim , Amy Walters , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , March 2021;

— Review of Dropbear Evelyn Araluen , 2021 selected work poetry essay ; Friends and Dark Shapes Kavita Bedford , 2021 single work novel ; Emotional Female Yumiko Kadota , 2021 single work autobiography ; Monsters Alison Croggon , 2021 single work autobiography essay
Books Roundup Dropbear, Emotional Female, Friends & Dark Shapes, Monsters Ellen Cregan , Ferdous Bahar , Naima Ibrahim , Amy Walters , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , March 2021;

— Review of Dropbear Evelyn Araluen , 2021 selected work poetry essay ; Friends and Dark Shapes Kavita Bedford , 2021 single work novel ; Emotional Female Yumiko Kadota , 2021 single work autobiography ; Monsters Alison Croggon , 2021 single work autobiography essay
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