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Wellbeing: Overview + SIG resources

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.

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COVID-19 Wellbeing Resources Spotlight


​Ahola K, Väänänen A, Koskinen A, Kouvonen A, Shirom A. Burnout as a predictor of all-cause mortality among industrial employees: a 10-year prospective register-linkage study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 2010;69(1):51-57. 

beyondblue. National mental health survey of doctors and medical students. October 2013.

Llewellyn, A. Asking difficult questions in supervision, think RUOK? On the wards; Feb 9, 2017.

Rimmer A. I've noticed a change in my colleague's behaviour. what should I do? BMJ(Online). 2019;365. Request from Library

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. 

Wellbeing 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 Wellbeing SIG page on the ANZCA website.

Additionally, if you would like to join this SIG an application form and contact details are available from the ANZCA website.

ANZCA Doctors' health and wellbeing

Healthy doctors ensure a sustainable workforce that provides best patient care. Find out what we're doing to support our doctors' health and wellbeing, and the services and resources available to our fellows, trainees, specialist international medical graduates and immediate family members.

ANZCA acknowledges the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises their unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present, and emerging.

ANZCA acknowledges and respects Māori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and is committed to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, fostering the college’s relationship with Māori, supporting Māori fellows and trainees, and striving to improve the health of Māori.