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Photo of Dr Michael Myers for article by Dr Michael Myers on physicians' health and the power of lived experience

When the “S” Word Is Unspoken

Note: this is a highly disguised story for reasons that will be immediately obvious. I got an invitation a few months ago to give a Grand Rounds at a medical...
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...
Doctor Jane Barker

Flaws in the System are Killing Young Doctors

In February this year a young Sydney doctor wrote: “In the year it has taken to complete my training as a junior doctor 3 of my colleagues have killed themselves....
Doctor Anne Malatt

Why are doctors killing themselves?

Doctors are generally acknowledged to be intelligent. We are trained to care for the human body, and are considered the experts on it and how to take care of...
Dark clouds with a crack of light showing through, symbolising depression

Depression

The reported levels of depression amongst medical students and doctors are alarming. The Beyond Blue study of doctors’ mental health (1) has shown that 3.4% of doctors surveyed have very...

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