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Doctors' wellbeing resources
Pandemic Kindness Movement – support options in the domains of Maslow’s hierarchy, curated by clinicians. Resources include online courses, videos and posters.
The Essential Network (TEN) - hosted by the Black Dog Institute. An online resource hub for healthcare workers featuring an online clinic, resources and mental health assessment information.
Drs4Drs Resource Hub – featuring online resources, referral services and importantly for wellbeing, information to help you find a GP.
Every Doctor: Healthier Doctors = Healthier Patients - an eBook by Leanne Rowe and Michael Kidd
Mental Health Check In (PDF 318.6KB) - a tip sheet to reflect on mental wellbeing
Having a GP
Download (PDF 12.02MB) a RACS 'Do You Have a GP?' posters for your hospital
Looking out for your colleagues
How to start a conversation – R U OK initiative
Supporting your colleagues – Prof Michael West Video Series, NHS National Taskforce for Staff Support and Wellbeing
Counselling and support helplines
Doctors' Health Advisory Services in Australia and New Zealand
Lifeline (Australia) and Lifeline (New Zealand)
Articles and news
Surgeon Wellness Results from Efficiency, Culture, Resiliency. Same - Day Surgery 2017;41(2).
Arora M, Diwan A, Harris I. Burnout in orthopaedic surgeons: a review. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2013;83(7-8):512-515.
Benkhadra K, Adusumalli J, Rajjo T, Hagen P, Wang Z, Murad M. A survey of health care needs of physicians. BMC Health Services Research. 2016;16(1).
Choong P. Burnout: a leadership challenge. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2013;83(7-8):495-496.
Fernando A, Consedine N, Hill A. Mindfulness for surgeons. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2014;84(10):722-724.
Gerada C. Clinical depression: surgeons and mental illness. The Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2017;99(8):260-263.
Greenbaum A, Lawrence E, Auyang ED, Russell JC, Paul JS. Mandatory Participation in a Wellness Program: The General Surgery Resident's Perspective. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2017;225(4):S178-S179.
Kay M, Mitchell G, Del Mar C. Doctors do not adequately look after their own physical health. Medical Journal of Australia. 2004;181(7):368-70.
Lee EW, Hasty BN, Lau JN, Merrell SB, Hawn MT, Shanafelt T, et al. Emotional Intelligence as a Possible Safeguard to Surgeon Wellness. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2018;227(4):S145.
Marmon L, Heiss K. Improving surgeon wellness: The second victim syndrome and quality of care. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2015;24(6):315-318.
Parry D, Oeppen R, Amin M, Brennan P. Could exercise improve mental health and cognitive skills for surgeons and other healthcare professionals?. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2018;56(5):367-370.
Riall T, Teiman J, Chang M, Cole D, Leighn T, McClafferty H et al. Maintaining the Fire but Avoiding Burnout: Implementation and Evaluation of a Resident Well-Being Program. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2018;226(4):369-379.
Salles, Arghavan, MD, PhD, Lin, Dana T., MD, FACS, Liebert CA, MD, Esquivel M, MD, Mueller, Claudia, PhD, MD. Belonging, Well-being, and Attrition in General Surgery. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2016;223(4):e40-e41.
Salles, Arghavan, MD, PhD, Liebert CA, MD, Esquivel M, MD, Greco, Ralph S., MD, FACS, Henry R, PhD, Mueller, Claudia, PhD, MD. Perceived Value of a Program to Promote Surgical Resident Well-being. Journal of Surgical Education 2017;74(6):921-927.
Sammour T, Benson S, Neuhaus S, Findlay B, Hill A. Burnout in Australasian Younger Fellows. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2009;79:A30-A30.
Shanafelt TD, Oreskovich MR, Dyrbye LN, Satele DV, Hanks JB, Sloan JA, et al. Avoiding burnout: the personal health habits and wellness practices of US surgeons. Annals of surgery 2012;255(4):625-633.
Sharp M, Burkart K. Trainee Wellness: Why It Matters, and How to Promote It. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2017;14(4):505-512.
Spiotta AM. Pursuing Wellness in Neurosurgery: Resiliency. Neurosurgery 2019;84(2):339-340.
Squiers JJ, Lobdell KW, Fann JI, DiMaio JM. Physician Burnout: Are We Treating the Symptoms Instead of the Disease? The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2017;104(4):1117-1122.
Theresa Jackson, Jake Morgan, Diane Jackson, Taylor Cook, Kevin McLean, Vaidehi Agrawal, et al. Trends in Surgeon Wellness (Take a Sad Song and Make It Better): A Comparison of Surgical Residents, Fellows, and Attendings. The American Surgeon 2019;85(6):579-586.
Waxman B. Caring and sharing: strategies for recognizing and surviving burnout in surgeons. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2011;81(7-8):493-494.