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Welfare of doctors: ARTICLES

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Recent articles of interest

Marr, J. 'I needed it to look like an accident. A tired doctor falls asleep at the wheel and hits a tree' [article post]. Medical observer. Posted 24 August, 2017.

In this article GP Dr Jane Marr tells how one night, during a shift on a labour ward, she came close to suicide.

Murray R, Crotty B. What needs to happen to build resilience and improve mental health among junior doctors [article post]. The Conversation. Posted May 25, 2017.

Abstract: Doctors experience higher levels of suicide and mental distress than their non-medical peers. A review of studies in the area found male doctors had a 26% higher risk of suicide, while female doctors had a 146% higher risk (more than double) than the general population...

Wiedersehn, Sarah. Anaesthetists conference: Medical professionals encouraged to speak up on mental health [article post]. Brisbane Times. Posted May 14, 2017.

Introduction: A healthy anaesthetist means a healthier patient, which is why the topic of mental health among this "high-risk" group of doctors is being brought out in the open.‚Äč..

Davies Scimeca, P. Out from under a bus. CDC's Safe Healthcare Blog. Posted on February 2, 2017.

Abstract: Many health professionals believe that reporting a colleague’s alcohol or other drug problem is “throwing them under the bus.” However, most professionals in recovery from a substance use disorder agree that they were already under the bus that was going to run over and kill them. Most experts in peer assistance, including myself, concur that without responsible reporting, the professional may not only die, but harm patients. Yet there is another gallery of voices that must be heard to truly see the impact of this dilemma.

Goldney RD. Suicide by health care professionals. Med J Aust. 2016;205(6):257-8.

Milner AJ, Maheen H, Bismark MM, Spittal MJ. Suicide by health professionals: a retrospective mortality study in Australia, 2001-2012. Med J Aust. 2016;205(6):260-5.

Tartas M, Walkiewicz M, Budzinski W, Majkowicz M, Wojcikiewicz K, Zdun-Ryzewska A. The coping strategies during medical education predict style of success in medical career: A 10-year longitudinal study. BMC Med Educ. 2016;16(1):186.

Soares DS, Chan L. Stress and wellbeing of junior doctors in Australia: A comparison with American doctors and population norms. BMC Med Educ. 2016;16(1):183.

Mata DA, Ramos MA, Bansal N, Khan R, Guille C, Di Angelantonio E, et al. Prevalence of depression and depressive symptoms among resident physicians: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA. 2015;314(22):2373-2383.

Matejic B, Milenovic M, Kisic Tepavcevic D, Simic D, Pekmezovic T, Worley JA. Psychometric properties of the Serbian version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory-human services survey: A validation study among anesthesiologists from Belgrade teaching hospitals. ScientificWorldJournal. 2015;2015:903597.

Craig D. Substance use disorder in canadian university departments of anesthesia. Can J Anaesth. 2016;63(3):365-366.

Fiedorowicz JG, Ellingrod VL, Kaplan MJ, Sen S. The development of depressive symptoms during medical internship stress predicts worsening vascular function. J Psychosom Res. 2015;79(3):243-245.

Mayall RM. Substance abuse in anaesthetistsBJA Educ. 2015, 1-6.

Lee YY, Medford AR, Halim AS. Burnout in physicians. J R Coll Physicians Edinb. 2015;45(2):104-107.