Addressing doctor's health in general practice
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.
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
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 dimensionsCurriculum Contextual Units
- Doctor's health
- Psychological health