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The links on this page may be of help if you would like to know more, or if you need to prepare an assignment or make a presentation on doctors’ health.
Firth-Cozens, J., Doctors, their wellbeing, and their stress. BMJ, 2003; 326: 670-671
McManus, I. Stress, burnout and doctors’ attitudes to work are determined by personality and learning style: A twelve year longitudinal study of UK medical graduates. BMC Medicine 2004, 2:29
Riley, G., Understanding the stresses and strains of being a doctor, MJA, 2004; 181(7): 350-353Shattner, P., et al, Doctors’ health and wellbeing: taking up the challenge in Australia, MJA, 2004; 181(7): 348-49
Spickard, A. Mid-Career Burnout in Generalist and Specialist physicians. JAMA 2002, 285:12
The Canadian Medical Association has a range of resources. In particular, they have podcasts on:
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Peer support (AMA VIC and TAS)
Delbanco. T. and Bell, S. (2007) Guilty, Afraid and Alone- Struggling with Medical Error; N Engl J Med 1682-3
Shanafelt, T. (2009) Enhancing Meaning in Work: A Prescription for Preventing Physician Burnout and Promoting Patient-Centred Care JAMA; 3.02 (12): 1338-1340
Shanafelt T., West, C. and Zhao X et al (2005) Relationship between increased personal wellbeing and enhanced empathy among internal medicine residents. J. Gen Intern Med: 20: 559-64
West, C et al (2009)Association of Resident Fatigue and distress with perceived medical errors. JAMA; 302 (12): 1294-1300
Willcock, S., Daly, M., Tennant, C. and Allard, B. (2004) Burnout and psychiatric morbidity in new medical graduates. MJA; 181 (7): 357-360
Kron, J. The Fear Factor. Australian Doctor 18 May, 2007.
Nash, L; Walton, M; Daly, M; Johnson, M; Walter, G; van Ekert, E; Willcock, S; Tennant, C. (2006). How Australian General Practitioners’ concerns about medico-legal issues affect their practice. Australian Family Physician, 38 (1/2) 66-70.
Nash, L; Daly, M; Johnson, M; Walter, G; Walton, M; Willcock, M; Coulston, C; van Ekert, E; Tennant, C. (2007). Psychological morbidity in Australian doctors who have and have not experienced a medico-legal matter: a cross-sectional survey. Aust NZ J Psychiatry; 41:917-925
Nash, L, Daly, M. Kelly, P., van Ekert, E., Walter, G., Walton, M., Willcock, S. and Tennant, C . (2010) Perceived practice change in Australian doctors as a result of medico-legal concerns. MJA 193 (3): 161-166.
Ayas, N. et al (2006) Extended work duration and the risk of self-reported percutaneous injuries in interns. JAMA, 296 (9).
Landrigan, C et al. (2004) Effect of reducing interns’ work hours on serious medical errors in intensive care units NEJM: Vol. 351, (18).
Lockley, S et al. (2004) Effect of reducing interns’ weekly work hours on sleep and attentional failures NEJM: Vol 351, (18).
Nocera, A. and Khusandi, D. (2005) Doctors’ working hours: can the profession afford to let the courts decide what is reasonable? MJA.
Wallace, J. Lemaire, J. and Ghali, W. (2009) Physician Wellness: a missing quality indicator. The Lancet: Vol 3.
Wertz, A. et al (2006) Effects of sleep inertia on cognition, JAMA 295 (2).
Benson, S et al (2009) Burnout in Australasian Younger fellows ANZ J Surg, 590-597
Markwell, A and Wainer, Z (2009) The health and wellbeing of junior doctors: insights from a national survey. MJA, Vol 191, no 8, Oct 2009
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