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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
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
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.