Doctors have a higher rate of depression and suicidal thoughts than the general public.

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Take Home Messages

  • Anaesthetists are prone to high psychological distress and suicidal thoughts
  • ANZCA trainees have multiple risk factors for mental health issues
  • Prevention:
    • Personal factors – have a GP and see them
    • Professional – have a culture of support and promote mentor / buddy systems
  • Look out for your colleagues!

Links:

RUOK

ANZCA Welfare Resources

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