This guide has been designed for anaesthetists and specialist pain medicine physicians interested in the locating resources relevant to the general wellbeing of medical practitioners, including those resources available through the ANZCA library.
When anaesthetists can't sleep ...
Dr Michael Toon, anaesthetist and stand-up comedian is a guest on the Ockham's Razor podcast.
"On the eve of one of the most important days of his life - not including his turn at the Olympics! - Michael Toon could not do the one thing he desperately needed to do. For a man who hoped to put people to sleep for a living, it was three parts irony to four parts frustration."
Listen to the episode here.
Doctors are human too
Click here to read a series of articles, from the Australian Doctor website, which highlight the theme of #doctors-are-human-too. This sheds light on the need to preserve and maintain doctors' mental health, so they can live fully while also being present for their patients.
Physician burnout: the need to rehumanise health systems. The Lancet. 2019;394(10209):1591-1591.
Karp JF. Resident mental health: time for action. Anesthesiology. 2019;131(3):464-466.
Mufarrih SH, Naseer A, Qureshi NQ, et al. Burnout, job dissatisfaction, and mental health outcomes among medical students and health care professionals at a tertiary care hospital in pakistan: protocol for a multi-center cross-sectional study. Frontiers in Psychology. 2019;10:2552-2552.
For more information about this Special Interest Group (SIG), including accessing specific resource documents as well as podcasts and other resources available through Networks, please visit the Wellbeing SIG page on the ANZCA website.
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