Tag: doctors’ health

Xray of my big toe for article on Doctors' Health by Dr Anne Malatt

Doctors’ Health – attending to our own

I recently attended the national Australian Medical Association (AMA) conference, where the importance of doctors’ health was a major focus.Our current President, Dr Tony Bartone, spoke of it at...
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The Magnitude of Lived Experience

This is a dispatch from Down Under. I’ve been here lecturing for the past couple of weeks on physician health and suicide prevention. On May 31, I was a...
Photo of Dr Michael Myers for article by Dr Michael Myers on physicians' health and the power of lived experience

Courage in the Face of Heartbreaking Loss

After my plenary lecture at the International Practitioner Health Summit “The Wounded Healer” in London last October, I was invited to sit in on a bereavement group which was...
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A knock on the door

30 years ago, a young doctor in overwhelm had planned to kill himself. He is now the President of a specialist College and wrote recently of his despair and...

Shame and Imposter Syndrome – a Cause of Doctor Distress?

A high proportion of our doctors are distressed – are shame and Imposter Syndrome contributing? Shame has been identified as a risk factor for physician suicide, and that is but...

Can we truly care for other people without caring for ourselves?

I used to think I was a clever person, but the way I lived my life when I was younger was not so clever, as I did not care...

“Physician, heal thyself” does not mean treat yourself

 “Physician, heal thyself”The Bible, Luke 4.23 (King James Version). We as doctors are fond of treating ourselves, citing the old proverb, “Physician, heal thyself” as our justification. But ‘heal thyself’...

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