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Wellbeing: Multimedia

This page contains multimedia sources related to the welfare of medical professionals, especially anaesthetists. 

Ockham's Razor podcast episode

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."

PodcastsListen to the episode here.

Beyond Blue - Not alone podcast (2020 - limited season)

Not Alone with Marc Fennell

When it comes to mental health, we all have our own unique stories to tell. But no matter what we are going through, there are other people experiencing it too. From Beyond Blue, this is Not Alone: a podcast where everyday Australians talk about their mental health journey to help you with yours.

Click here to explore this limited season podcast

MJA Podcasts 2021 Episode 13: Quotas, unaccredited registrars and cultural shift, with Dr Yumiko Kadota


This short video was created for the ANZCA ASM 2022 and shows interviews of retired anaesthetists, a pain physician and a psychiatrist sharing their personal stories and pearls of wisdom about transitioning to retirement.

With special thanks to Dr Richard Riley.

Duration: 15 mins approx.

Long Lives, Healthy Workplaces

Long Lives, Healthy Workplaces is an initiative of the Welfare of Anaesthetists Special Interest Group and Everymind, with support from the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) and additional funding leveraged under The Prevention Hub.

They have compiled a toolkit to support better mental health and wellbeing for anaesthetists and anaesthetic trainees.

The video above (Published July 25, 2018), features Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) President, David M Scott welcome message for the Long Lives, Healthy Workplaces Toolkit for Anaesthetists. 

WebsiteRead more about this initiative on the ASA website.

ArticlesDownload and print the toolkit.

Welfare of Anaesthetists interview

In this video, two founding members of the Welfare of Anaesthetists Special Interest Group - Dr Di Khursandi and Dr Genevieve Goulding - talk to Dr Christine Ball (Published on Oct 5, 2016).

Doctor burnout as moral injury- opinion on Dr Zubin Damania's viral video

Mental illness and medical professionals

MultimediaBrockie J (Presenter), Watanabe A (Producer). Why are rates of mental illness so high among junior doctors and nurses? [Television series episode]. Special Broadcasting Service Corporation: SBS Insight. 2017, June 20. 

Link to SBS insight episode - Why are rates of mental illness so high among junior doctors and nurses?

As part of an SBS series, this video (published June 20, 2017) profiles Junior Doctor's mental health, and the website links to episodes and on a similar theme.

WebsiteVisit the website for more information.

Podcast: COVID-19 Mini-Series - Physician Wellness

Interior Voices Podcast

Interior Voices Welcome to Interior Voices, an Interior Health podcast series. Please join us for bi-weekly installments produced by Aboriginal Health and Wellness Communications where we’ll explore the intersection of health and culture in the workplace, our everyday lives, and patient care.

Resilience and Wellbeing During COVID-19

This series of videos has been created by Professor Jill Klein for the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne 'Resilience and wellbeing during COVID-19' series. These videos are aimed at clinicians and provide an overview of the concept of resilience and a basic model. The first video is a brief 5 minute introduction for those short on time, while the second is a recorded live presentation of 20 minutes. 

 Visit the website for more information and further videos. 

Stress and doctors

In this video (Published on Nov 19, 2018), JGME Associate Editor Barbara G. Jericho, MD, interviews John Raimo, MD, about his article, “The Correlation of Stress in Residency With Future Stress and Burnout: A 10-Year Prospective Cohort Study,” published in the October 2018 issue of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education (linked below). This Original Research article demonstrated that emotional distress during residency is correlated with future emotional distress, emotional exhaustion, and depersonalization 10 years later in professional practice.

Articles​Raimo J, LaVine S, Spielmann K, Akerman M, Friedman KA, Katona K, Chaudhry S. The Correlation of Stress in Residency With Future Stress and Burnout: A 10-Year Prospective Cohort Study. J Grad Med Educ. 2018 Oct;10(5):524-531.

Physician burnout

It’s time to start treating physician burnout as a system issue, not an individual one.

In this video (published on Feb 26, 2021) Tait Shanafelt, Chief Wellness Officer for Stanford Medicine and former Director of the Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine Program on Physician Well-Being, lays out how during the NEJM Catalyst June 2016 event, "Leadership: Translating Challenge to Success."

View it on the NEJM Catalyst website, so you can download a free article collection on Physician Burnout.

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