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Addressing doctor's health in general practice

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This activity focuses on the significant risk for stress, burnout and suicide faced by general practitioners (GPs), highlights the warning signs of distress and burn out and discusses the principles of self-care, care of colleagues, effective preventive strategies and available support services to GPs.

This activity is a Tempo activity. Tempo activities are designed as quick activities (when both the Overview and Interactive activity are completed) but recognise the additional effort GPs undertake when utilising the supplemental resources provided.

Relevance to General Practice

Doctors, nurses and medical students face higher rates of psychological distress, showing consistently higher rates of stress, burnout, suicide, depression, anxiety disorders and substance use in comparison with the general population and other professions.

Learning outcomes
  • Summarise the significant risk for stress, burnout and suicide faced by GPs
  • Outline the principles of self-care and effective preventive strategies to implement in your life
  • Identify warning signs in yourself and/or your colleagues and access appropriate support services.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Effective communication is used in challenging situations

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    • Personal health and wellbeing is evaluated, maintained and developed

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Doctor's health
    • Psychological health


    Addressing doctor's health in general practice
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    1 hr
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    2 cpd
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