This guide has been designed for anaesthetists and specialist pain medicine physicians interested in the locating resources relevant to the general welfare 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.
Kim DD, Kimura A Jr, Pontes DKL, Oliveira MLS, Cumino DO. Evaluation of anesthesiologists' knowledge about occupational health: pilot study. BMC Anesthesiology. 2018;18(1):193-193.
Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society.Healthy Anesthesiologist [Internet]. 2019. From: https://www.cas.ca/English/Healthy-Anesthesiologist. Accessed 6 March 2019.
Schäfer SK, Lass-Hennemann J, Groesdonk H, Volk T, Bomberg H, Staginnus M, et al. Mental health in anesthesiology and ICU staff: sense of coherence matters. Front. Psychiatry, 19 September 2018.
Welfare of Anaesthetists SIG
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 Welfare of Anaesthetists SIG page on the ANZCA website.
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